BOARD’S APPROVALS IN MY BELOVED HOMELAND PAKISTAN

By Muhammad Javed FIA is investigating, as usual for final outcome never to see light of the day, the alleged sale of a PIA flying A-310 aircraft to a German museum for peanuts and without approval of the PIA Board.  The aircraft in question first flew with its crew to Malta […]


OPF forms advisory committee 1

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) has approved the constitution of 137-members Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council (OPAC) comprising prominent overseas Pakistanis from across the world. The decision was taken in 138th meeting of OPF Board of Governors held at OPF Head Office. The newly formed OPAC is mandated to serve as a […]


Allama Iqbal University to accommodate overseas Pakistanis

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Friday announced that overseas Pakistanis could submit their online admission applications by April 7 with a nominal late fee as part of a special plan aimed at providing educational facilities to overseas Pakistanis, particularly those living in the Middle East. The plan includes providing […]


Gwadar steals attention as real estate market fluctuates

By Shahram Haq Pakistan’s real estate market saw a fluctuating trend in February with some areas showing growth. According to statistics released by Zameen.com, a property portal, investor sentiments turned towards Gwadar, which is in the limelight due to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative. Another preference for realty investors […]


OPF increases financial aid for deceased Overseas Pakistanis

APP: Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF)’s Board of Governors has increased its financial aid scheme from Rs-250000 to Rs-400000 per family of deceased overseas Pakistanis and Rs-300000 for disabled persons. An official source said, “This scheme will help the bereaved families to overcome their initial financial issues soon after the demise […]


SC directs Nadra to justify exorbitant fee for expats 1

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to submit a reply for charging excessive fee from overseas Pakistanis for issuance and cancellation of identity cards. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar, heard a suo […]


Pakistan, UK firms join hands to offer digital remittance services

At a time when remittances to Pakistan slow down, a leading mobile financial services company has partnered with a global digital money transfer firm to attract 5% of total remittance flow to the country. Announcing the formal launch of digital remittance services, in partnership with UK-based WorldRemit, Mobilink International Remittance […]


INNOVATIVE APP FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS 1

PR  KARACHI, February 22, 2017: Real estate agents need to be able to manage their listings reliably, fluidly, and on the move; especially since real estate is moving online. The new version of property portal Lamudi’s app brings real estate agents an efficient and highly functional way of listing and […]


Allama Iqbal Open University to offer online classes for overseas Pakistanis 53

In order to reach Pakistanis living overseas, particularly in the Middle East, the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has prepared a plan to provide educational facilities online. The plan includes providing study material and arranging examination facilities in their respective countries, a statement from the varsity read. The AIOU also […]


New Islamabad airport to be operational by July 2017

Around 95pc work on the New Islamabad International Airport has been completed and the remaining would be done by March 2017. The airport would be ready for operations by July this year. This was stated by Secretary Aviation Division Irfan Elahi during a briefing to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at […]