Yearly Archives: 2015


By Muhammad Javed In the talk shows we often hear that a one Rupee levy levied in 1970 in the name of the then devastating Bangladesh floods still we continue paying.  Effective 1st October 2012 PTA in the name of controlling grey traffic increased up to 400% the international incoming calls to […]


By Muhammad Javed Senior columnist, anchor and Editor Haroon Rasheed last month in his talk show twice desired establishment of an independent Ombudsman for Overseas Pakistanis (OPs).  He disclosed that Ch. Nissar told him that action on this proposal has already started.  Action on such proposal is always prompt as it would provide […]

Incoming calls to Pakistan may become cheap again

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has ordered to immediately abolish the international clearing house (ICH) that will result in considerable decrease in the rates of incoming call to Pakistan.The PTA has directed all the mobile phone companies and telephone service providers to comply with the new policy and report […]


Muhammad Javed Whenever Nawaz Sharif came into power he showed he was the one who’s greatest life is for Overseas Pakistanis (OPs).It however is a fact that during his tenure these OPs always got affected one way or the other.  Thousands and thousands of OPs whether holders of Pakistani Passport or […]

Speed up development work at OPF Valley Islamabad 6

NA body directs Overseas Pakistanis Foundation National Assembly Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource has directed Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) to gear up the development work at OPF Valley Zone -V, Islamabad to hand over physical possession of plots to the allotees with in shortest possible time. 

Malik Riaz announces Golf City and Overseas Block for overseas Pakistanis

Bahria Town boss Malik Riaz Hussain announced Golf City and Overseas Block on the insistence of overseas Pakistanis. He said after great response to Bahria Golf City Karachi, he is announcing Overseas Block comprising 500 square yards, 1000 square yards and 2000 square yards plots and 500 square yards and […]

Property market poised for recovery

By Nasir Jamal Pakistan’s real estate market is expected to regain this year some of the sheen it had lost in 2014. Last year had proved to be a very dull year for the property market because of security and political conditions, as well as other inherent factors that hampered […]