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News and discussions related to overseas-Pakistanis


Overseas Pakistanis deserve incentives

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 […]


National policy for overseas Pakistanis approved

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 […]


Free life insurance cover to overseas Pakistanis

 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 […]


Pakistani expatriates get right to vote

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.


Federal Ombudsman’s steps for Pakistani expatriates appreciated

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 […]


VOTE DISCRIMINATION

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 […]