Chairman OPF BoG recommends to establish Overseas Commission


ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (APP): The Chairman Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Board of Governors, Barrister Amjad Malik Monday recommended to establish Capital Overseas Commission for redressing complaints and grievances of expatriates.
“Over eight million Pakistanis are settled abroad, contributing over $ 20 billion per anum so it is need of the hour to utilize skills and energies of expatriates for development of their motherland”, he said.
He was speaking in a meeting held here with Chairman Capital
Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Ansar Aziz.
The Chairman was accompanied by Member OPF Board of Governors and Chairman BoG Housing Committee, Muhammad Jahangir Minhas.
The Chairman CDA appointed Member Admin, Salman Waraich as
focal person for Overseas Pakistanis.
Barrister Malik briefed the Chairman CDA about working of OPF and its various projects for welfare of Overseas Pakistanis and their dependents.
The Chairman CDA, assured the Chairman OPF, BoG that issues of Overseas Pakistani will be resolved on priority.
The Chairman OPF Board of Governors thanked the Chairman CDA and said that over eight million Overseas Pakistanis had special love for Pakistan.
“We should try to introduce such policies and facilities which give incentives to overseas Pakistanis to keep their contact with their mother land and visit Pakistan with their next generation frequently”, he added.
The issues related to overseas Pakistanis including establishment of Centre for Excellence and Complaint Cell for expatriates, widening of access road to OPF Housing Scheme Zone-V and renewal of lease of Kaghan Bricks Works Limited (KBWL) land were also discussed in the meeting.