ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the welfare of 90 million overseas Pakistanis is the major responsibility of the government and their issues must be resolved on priority basis.
The President said this while talking to Chairman, Board of Governors (BoGs), Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Barrister Amjad Malik who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Thursday.
Mamnoon Hussain emphasized that the foremost goal of the OPF should be the welfare of overseas Pakistanis and their families in Pakistan. He hoped that OPF will continue to perform this duty in a befitting manner.
While expressing concern regarding decline in the number of overseas Pakistanis, he stressed that there is a need to explore new employment opportunities abroad for the skilled and non-skilled Pakistani workers.
The President underlined that OPF should increase the contacts between overseas Pakistanis and our embassies abroad so that their problems can be resolved in an efficient manner. In this regard, the performance of community welfare Attachés’ should be improved, he added.
Mamnoon Hussain stated that work should be started regarding determination of quota for the admissions of the children of overseas Pakistanis in the educational institutions of Pakistan. He also underscored that all possible efforts should be made to establish Pakistani schools in Arab countries so that affordable education could be provided to the children of our overseas community. Chairman, Board of Governors, OPF Barrister Amjad Malik thanked the President for taking personal interest in resolving the problems of Pakistani immigrants. INP