NICOP has been abolished 1

Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis has announced through following tweet that overseas Pakistanis do not need to acquire NICOP anymore. NICOP has been abolished for the Pakistani labor that goes abroad. Having the Pakistani passport and work permit is enough. The NICOP is unnecessary added expense for the poor so we […]

Overseas Pakistanis can take home one phone

Free of duty in one year. All mobile phones brought into the country illegally after December 31 will be blocked. A large number of overseas Pakistanis living in the UAE and abroad carry more than one mobile phone when they go back home free of customs duties. This will not […]

Reduction in visa fee for Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia 1

Saudi Arabia has significantly reduced visa fees for Pakistani workers, announced Finance Minister Asad Umar while addressing a press conference. Asad Umar said the Saudi Government has cut the visa fee for Pakistani workers from 2000 Riyals to only 300 Riyals. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman had agreed to […]

Qatar to launch visa center to facilitate Pakistani workers

The State of Qatar has selected Pakistan to be one of the eight countries where ‘Qatar Visa Center’ will be launched to facilitate workers interested to work in Qatar. The establishment of a visa center will ensure the elimination of exploitative practices and Pakistani workers will have their rights protected. […]

Supreme Court allows overseas Pakistanis to vote in by-elections

Supreme Court of Pakistan has finally permitted Pakistanis residing abroad to cast their votes in the upcoming by-polls to fill seats vacated by lawmakers who contested and won more than one seat in the July 25 polls or for other reasons. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, congratulated […]

Notices to 5 illegal housing schemes owners by RDA 2

APP Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) directed owners of five illegal housing schemes i.e. Safari Green Farm Housing Scheme, Adyala Road, Mahmood Town, Dhamyal road, T&T (extension), Defence road, Kohsar (extension), Taxila road and Al-Miraj Garden, Chakri road, Rawalpindi to stop illegal advertisements and developments. Spokesman RDA Hafiz Irfan said that […]

RDA restarts one window operation

Associated Press of Pakistan Rawalpindi Development Authority has restarted the ‘One Window Operation Centre’ to provide relief to the citizens. According to RDA spokesman, Hafiz Irfan who is also In charge of the Centre, the One Window Operation launched earlier was abolished five years ago. He said, the Centre has […]

State Bank of Pakistan moves to boost housing finance

Click here: Policy for Promotion of Low-Cost Housing Finance After announcing ‘Policy for Promotion of Low-Cost Housing Finance’ on July 18, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has taken the government and Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company (PMRC) on board for provision of cheap financing to help solve the problem of […]

Separate police stations for overseas Pakistanis

Associated Press of Pakistan The Punjab government has given approval for establishing separate police stations and facilitation center’s for overseas Pakistanis, said Chairman Task Force Overseas Pakistanis Iftikhar Ahmad Warsi. Such police stations would be established in Lahore, Gujranwala, DG Khan and Rawalpindi divisions, he said. On Tuesday, the chairman heard complaints related to police, […]

Multiple ID cards issue for overseas Pakistanis

Expats can apply online to get multiple cards issue resolved, The Express Tribune has reported Overseas Pakistanis can now apply online for getting DUP clearance after the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) revised its relevant policy to facilitate the expatriate community. A citizen obtaining two or more identity cards […]