Islamabad: Minister for Labour & Overseas Pakistanis Syed Khurshid Shah here Tuesday assured to revive the pending housing schemes of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF).
He made these remarks while chairing a meeting of Board of Governors, OPF.
Talking about the meeting, Member Board of Governor, OPF Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry said the meeting has discussed all the problems being faced by overseas Pakistanis, adding that it was decided that admissions of children of overseas Pakistanis would be ensured in OPF schools.
Ministry of Religious Affairs would be approached to give
a quota of 1,000 for parents
and families of overseas Pakistanis on the occasion of Haj, he added.
Zafar Chaudhry said the OPF schoolteachers, who have completed a minimum of two-year service, would be regularised. It was also decided to get 100 seats for overseas Pakistanis at the National University of Science & Technology (NUST).
Besides others, Members Board of Governors, OPF Tariq Sharif Bhatti, Wajid Bukhari, Masood Khan and Khalid Usman also attended the meeting.
Source: The News, 23/4/2008