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, …

OPF increases tuition fee by 10 per cent

The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has raised 10 percent tuition fee in its schools and colleges across the country. Besides, the colour scheme of uniform has also been changed . The decision has perturbed the parents, especially new colour scheme, as they had purchased new uniforms …

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 …

Development in Islamabad sector G-14

Allottees protest against delays Thousands of allottees expressed grave concern over the fact the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) has failed to develop Islamabad Sector G-14 despite the lapse of nine years. The allottees said that the development work in sector G14/2 and G3 has been ongoing at a …

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 …

Online investment facility for overseas Pakistanis under consideration

ISLAMABAD: The Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) is considering launching three new investment instruments for promoting investment culture in the country. Launching of Registered Prize Bonds, Children Protection Certificates and Sharia Papers as well as providing online investment facility for overseas Pakistanis is also under consideration.