Gwadar steals attention as real estate market fluctuates

By Shahram Haq Pakistan’s real estate market saw a fluctuating trend in February with some areas showing growth. According to statistics released by Zameen.com, a property portal, investor sentiments turned towards Gwadar, which is in the limelight due to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative. Another preference for realty investors …

OPF increases financial aid for deceased Overseas Pakistanis

APP: Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF)’s Board of Governors has increased its financial aid scheme from Rs-250000 to Rs-400000 per family of deceased overseas Pakistanis and Rs-300000 for disabled persons. An official source said, “This scheme will help the bereaved families to overcome their initial financial issues soon after the demise …

Pakistan, UK firms join hands to offer digital remittance services

At a time when remittances to Pakistan slow down, a leading mobile financial services company has partnered with a global digital money transfer firm to attract 5% of total remittance flow to the country. Announcing the formal launch of digital remittance services, in partnership with UK-based WorldRemit, Mobilink International Remittance …

INNOVATIVE APP FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

PR  KARACHI, February 22, 2017: Real estate agents need to be able to manage their listings reliably, fluidly, and on the move; especially since real estate is moving online. The new version of property portal Lamudi’s app brings real estate agents an efficient and highly functional way of listing and …

Allama Iqbal Open University to offer online classes for overseas Pakistanis

In order to reach Pakistanis living overseas, particularly in the Middle East, the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has prepared a plan to provide educational facilities online. The plan includes providing study material and arranging examination facilities in their respective countries, a statement from the varsity read. The AIOU also …

Abolish NICOP for overseas Pakistanis in GCC countries

Recommends NA Standing Committee National Assembly Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Rights Developments (OP&HRD) has recommended that the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) should be abolished for the overseas workers in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development …

OPF forms advisory council for overseas Pakistanis

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) has principally approved the constitution of 75 members Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council (OPAC) comprising prominent overseas Pakistanis from across the world. The Board also approved 20 names of patent overseas Pakistanis form United Kingdom for the OPAC. The Board unanimously approved visit of Board Members to …