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PM’s love for overseas Pakistanis

By Muhammad Javed Below is the latest letter sent to Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on overseas Pakistanis with no response, as usual.

NICOP has been abolished

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 have abolished it for them

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 be the case anymore. Hammad […]

Reduction in visa fee for Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia

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 Prime Minister Imran Khan’s suggestion […]

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. There are 115,000 Pakistanis in […]

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 overseas Pakistanis noting that it […]

Notices to 5 illegal housing schemes owners by RDA

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 under section Punjab Private Housing […]

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, corruption, fake housing schemes, RDA, […]

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 or certificates with different identity […]

Overseas Pakistanis Commission retrieves 34 properties

PR Due to the intervention of Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab, as many as 34 Properties worth 240 million rupees have been retrieved from illegal pocession during the last two weeks. Vice chairperson OPC, Shaheen Khalid Butt while giving details in this regard revealed that the properties situated in Lahore, Gujranwala, Multan, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad […]