Habib Bank closes its operations in New York 1

The Habib Bank Limited has announced its decision to wind up operations in New York following intimation from the state’s financial regulator as it seeks to impose a hefty penalty of nearly $630 million on the bank, it emerged on Monday. The fine is going to be imposed for violation […]


NADRA decides to exempt overseas Pakistanis from signing up for NICOP 1

Pakistanis working abroad will no longer be required to sign up for a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP), officials from the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) told lawmakers on Monday. An amendment to the NADRA Ordinance to remove the condition for Pakistanis working abroad has been sent […]


New SOPs to ensure transparent allotment of plots in Islamabad

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz has approved new SOPs to ensure the allotment of plots to the affectees of Islamabad in a transparent manner. “ New SOPs will guarantee the genuine rights as well as the process for allotment of plot to the […]


AIOU upgrades its academic facilities for overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has upgraded its academic faculties for the overseas Pakistanis, particularly those living in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Sultanate of Oman and Bahrain. The AIOU is the only public sector institution in the country that has been providing educational facilities to the […]


DHA Lahore Business Hub

An impressive yet simple groundbreaking ceremony of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Business Hub was held on Friday at DHA Phase 8. DHA Administrator Lahore Brig (r) Zafar Yaseen Babar graced the occasion as the chief guest. The ceremony commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by a […]


US$ I billion non-convertible bond to be issued for overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD, May 26 (APP): Finance minister Ishaq Dar Friday, lauding the contributions made by expatriate Pakistanis, announced that the government wanted them to invest in the national infrastructure and in that connection, US$ 1 billion non-convertible bond would be issued. The proposed bond would be floated through establishment of Pakistan […]


Legal mechanism in the offing to curb land mafia

In order to curb the menace of land grabbing and to devise a legal mechanism for the speedy restoration of properties in illegal possession, The Anti-Qabza Group Sub Committee has started preparing recommendations for effective and meaningful reforms in land related laws. Commissioner Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) / Member Anti-Qabza […]


GOD SAVE US FROM ANOTHER CONVENTION

By Muhammad Javed According to a news item an Overseas Pakistanis Convention would be held in December this year where His Excellency the Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would be the guest of hour. Seeing how emotional, practically, the Overseas Pakistanis whether an illiterate labourer in a Saudi desert […]


Chief Justice orders special cell for overseas Pakistanis 7

Chief Justice of Pakistan has ordered for the establishment of special cells in the Supreme Court and High Courts for redressal of complaints of the overseas Pakistanis and also asked the chief justices of high courts to come up with concrete proposals to minimise delay in litigations. The chief justice […]


Overseas Pakistanis may be forced to disclose monetary interests

In a move that may eventually force influential people to disclose their offshore beneficial ownerships, a Senate panel on Wednesday proposed an amendment to the Companies Bill to make it binding on non-resident and dual-national Pakistanis to disclose their monetary interests abroad. The Senate Standing Committee on Finance amended Clause […]