Abolish NICOP for overseas Pakistanis in GCC countries

Recommends NA Standing Committee National Assembly Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Rights Developments (OP&HRD) has recommended that the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) should be abolished for the overseas workers in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development […]

OPF forms advisory council for overseas Pakistanis

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) has principally approved the constitution of 75 members Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council (OPAC) comprising prominent overseas Pakistanis from across the world. The Board also approved 20 names of patent overseas Pakistanis form United Kingdom for the OPAC. The Board unanimously approved visit of Board Members to […]


By Muhammad Javed According to the well-known anchor Dr. Shahid Masood (Live with Dr. Shahid Masood 16 November 2016), the letter from Qatari Price presented to the Court by the defense Lawyer in Panama Leaks was attested by the “Pakistani Ambassador in Qatar”.  He questioned “do the Ambassadors attest the documents?” […]

Pakistan’s real estate sector hits the brakes 1

By Uzma Nawaz The real estate sector in Pakistan is unfolding some interesting scenarios. Over the past two years, starting from June 2014, the market saw a bullish trend with tremendous growth across all segments including residential, commercial and agricultural land. There has been an almost 80 to 120 per […]

Tuition fee concession for overseas Pakistanis increased

APP Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) has increased concession in tuition fee from 25 per cent to 50 per cent for the children of overseas Pakistanis studying in its various educational institutions. Over 2500 children of overseas Pakistanis will benefit from this concession, a statement said on Tuesday following the 137th […]

Open letter to Chairman, Federal Pakistan Chamber Garments Industry

Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Bhatti,                                  21 November 2016 Chairman Federal Pakistan Chamber Garments Industry Karachi. Dear Sir, پھر قصرِ جہانگیر ہے زنجیر سے خالی  Your article “Instant justice blessing of God” refers wherein mentioning Wafaqi Mohtasib (in brackets therein you added Federal Ombudsman),  you say that one can file a complaint “in English […]

19 major steps for overseas Pakistanis announced

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Friday announced a series of major policy initiatives to facilitate overseas Pakistanis for their vital contribution to national progress and economy. After appointment the Grievance Commissioner for Overseas Pakistanis by the Honorable Wafaqi Mohtasib, following steps have been taken for Overseas Pakistanis:

December 18 proposed as National Overseas Pakistanis Day

Associated Press of Pakistan ISLAMABAD: December 18 would be celebrated as ‘National Overseas Pakistanis Day’ to acknowledge the contribution of 8.4 million Pakistanis working abroad in terms of sending home remittances. The proposed celebration of Overseas Pakistani Day on December 18, every year will be a source of encouragement for […]


Overseas Pakistanis will now be able to get their passports renewed at their residences abroad.  The government has launched online passport renewal service for the overseas Pakistanis. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the overseas Pakistanis will now be able to […]

Overseas Pakistanis, families to get free health facilities in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Board of Governors, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), Barrister Amjad Malik has said a proposal was under consideration to establish a hospital in the federal capital for providing free health facilities to the Overseas Pakistanis and their families. He said presently two hospitals under OPF were operating in Mirpur, […]