NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD FOR OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS AND HONOURABLE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN

By Muhammad Javed The Honourable Supreme Court has issued Notice that as to why an Overseas Pakistani (OPs) pays Rs. 15,000 (or perhaps Rs. 25,000 as I read in a letter to editor from an Overseas Pakistani) for his National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) while a Pakistani in the country for the same …

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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 online study materials and arranging …

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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 remained Gujranwala, as a lot …

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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 or disability of their earning …

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SC directs Nadra to justify exorbitant fee for expats

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 moto case regarding the charging …

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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 Mobile Financial Services Assistant Manager …

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Allama Iqbal Open University to offer online classes for overseas Pakistanis

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 announced its admission-schedule for overseas …

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