Non-resident Pakistanis seeking ID cards should be given monetary concessions: SC

The Supreme Court said on Thursday that Pakistanis who are living abroad should be given monetary concessions by the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) in the issuance of identity cards. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu …

OPF forms advisory committee

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) has approved the constitution of 137-members Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council (OPAC) comprising prominent overseas Pakistanis from across the world. The decision was taken in 138th meeting of OPF Board of Governors held at OPF Head Office. The newly formed OPAC is mandated to serve as a …

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 …

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 …