Governor Punjab vows to resolve overseas Pakistanis’ issues

DUBAI (NNI) Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwer has said issues of overseas Pakistanis would be resolved on priority basis. While addressing a party arranged by PML-N Middle East president Chaudhry Noorul Hassan, Governor Punjab said that law and situation in the country including Karachi is the top priority of the …

0.379mn skilled workers registered for overseas employment

Associated Press of Pakistan The Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE) has registered 379949 professional, skilled and semi skilled workers of various cadres for overseas employment upto July this year. BEOE, an attached department of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, registered 203620 workers from Punjab, 30720 …

The role of Diaspora in Pakistan’s economic growth

By Syed Fahad Ali Remittances of Pakistanis living abroad has played important role in Pakistan’s economy and foreign exchange reserves. The Pakistani Diaspora refers to overseas Pakistanis. According to Pakistani government, there are around 7 million Pakistanis living abroad with a vast majority of them residing in the Middle East, …

Wooing overseas Pakistani investors

ISLAMABAD: The government is working on a plan to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) from wealthy Pakistanis abroad by facilitating creation of diaspora-focused venture capital and private equity funds in areas like information technology, automobile vending industry, medical equipment and services and hospitality sectors. A senior government official said the …

New Islamabad airport to be completed by 2015, SC told

SC summons AGP to explain government’s stance over corruption and irregularities CAA blames federal and Punjab governments for delays Daily Times report by Hasnaat Malik The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the New Benazir Bhutto International Airport (NBBIA) would not be ready before April 2015, whereas first deadline …

TMA declares Bahria Town Lahore sectors illegal

* Development work, constructions against the provisions of law Media Times Investigation Unit LAHORE: The competent authority has declared “Bahria Orchard phase –II, Sector D E & F of Bahria Town, Lahore” as illegal, stating the construction work of these projects was “in violation of provisions of Punjab Private Housing …