Govt to open schools in Gulf countries for overseas children

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation Board of Governors Chairman Barrister Amjad Malik on Sunday said
the government has launched various welfare programmes for overseas Pakistanis.

He said Pakistani schools would be set up in Gulf countries to help provide affordable education for children of
overseas community. Talking to APP, he said it is the responsibility of government to provide maximum facilities to over 90 million overseas Pakistanis.

He assured that issues would be resolved on priority basis and said Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council
(OPAC) was playing its leading role.

To a question, he said due to the current situation of Gulf Countries, number of Overseas Pakistanis has been
declining day by day and Pakistan is seeking new labor market to reduce unemployment.

He said there is no proper skilled labor training centre like in Philippines or other states.

He said that he personally visited 23 countries and held meetings with overseas Pakistanis, addressed their
issues on the spot and informed them about the upcoming welfare projects.

Amjad said that hopefully in near future overseas Pakistanis will get the representation in Parliament and Overseas Banks will be set up at embassy level to facilitate overseas Pakistanis.

To another question, he said that more housing schemes would be launched for expatriates and OPF is
planning to provide low cost housing to the deceased families of overseas Pakistanis.

He said 300 houses would be handed over to the overseas allottees in Zone-V within in three months and after three months 300 houses more houses would be handed over to the owners.

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