Overseas Pakistanis Are An Asset: Minister Pir Syed Sadar-ud-Din Shah Rashidi
Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development Pir Syed Sadar-ud-Din Shah Rashidi on Wednesday said that overseas Pakistanis were an asset and their remittances were playing an important role in the development of the country.
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Mar, 2018 ) :Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development Pir Syed Sadar-ud-Din Shah Rashidi on Wednesday said that overseas Pakistanis were an asset and their remittances were playing an important role in the development of the country.
Addressing a briefing at Overseas Pakistanis Foundation's (OPF) regional office here, he directed the OPF to launch an advertisement campaign to make the overseas Pakistanis aware of fraudulent practices adopted by land mafia for depriving them of their property.
He also directed the Foundation to provide free of cost services to overseas Pakistanis for verification of property before its purchase, through OPF website. Overseas Pakistanis should also be briefed about the property verification service through community welfare attaches deputed abroad, he added.
The minister further directed to improve the standards of the OPF educational institutions.
He directed to approach institutions operating big schools for running the OPF educational institutions under a partnership programme, so that performance of the OPF educational institutions could be improved besides reducing financial losses.
He insisted that housing schemes should be developed on available land of the foundation for overseas Pakistanis and foreign remittence received through State Bank should be accepted only in this regard.
He also appreciated the efforts of OPF administration especially its Board Member Khalid Shaheen Butt over playing role for retrieving the occupied land. The minister was informed that the foundation had completed work on two housing projects - OPF Green and OPF Town - and both schemes would be launched for overseas Pakistanis soon.