By Saira Rizwan For last two years, overseas Pakistanis (OP) are being discussed, but for all the wrong reasons. The talks of encouraging OP to invest in Pakistan are reminiscent of ‘cash cow’ treatment and takeover of foreign currency account. The politicians and travelling class ofPakistan takes them nothing more than voters and ‘Bed […]
ISLAMABAD, May 29 (APP): Prime Minister, Justice (Retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso on Wednesday approved National Policy for Overseas Pakistanis for their welfare and protection of their assets. The policy aims at protecting, conserving and providing sustainable tools to improve their working environment and encourage investment. The Prime Minister accorded approval to […]
Offer from Xpress Money to expatriates in Kuwait & Saudi Arabia Xpress Money in association with Union Insurance launched remittance industry’s first free life insurance for overseas Pakistanis working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Kuwait. Designed specifically to suit the blue collared population, this monthly renewable free […]
But will not be able to cast vote in 2013 elections President Asif Ali Zardrai has promulgated an ordinance, allowing over six million overseas Pakistanis to cast their votes. However, the Pakistani expatriates would not be able to use their right of franchise in May 11 polls.
Pakistan The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) to present a detailed report regarding the payments to the victims of Iraq-Kuwait war and adjourned the case for ten days. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry resumed hearing in a suo moto case […]
Associated Press of Pakistan The representatives of overseas Pakistanis on Monday appreciated the initiative of Federal Ombudsman for setting up an exclusive cell to address the complaints of Pakistani expatriates. The members of Board of Governors of Overseas Pakistani Foundation (OPF) in a meeting with Federal Ombudsman (Wafaqi Mohtasib) Salman Farooqui […]
ISLAMABAD: In its reply submitted to the Supreme Court on Monday, the Federation said overseas Pakistanis cannot be given the right to vote in the upcoming general elections, adding that the facility will definitely be provided during the next elections.
The News report by Mumtaz Alvi The Middle Eastern countries have refused to allow the expatriate Pakistanis to poll their votes in the May 11 general election, it has been learnt. Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday failed to devise a mechanism to allow the expatriate […]
An acclaimed overseas Pakistani has stressed the need to allow dual nationality holders to participate in politics, saying such professionals (as holding dual nationality) can make progress towards resolving chronic problems ailing the national economy. Being a Pakistani and US national, I can contest elections in the United States […]
By Muhammad Javed So finally the Overseas Pakistanis (OPs) will cast their votes in the coming elections. I have for 30 years myself been an Overseas Pakistani. The hectic activity of the last four five months suggests perhaps non casting of the their vote was the biggest shortfall, problem, hurdle […]