OPF schools network would be expanded
ISLAMABAD: The government has formulated a strategy to directly pay Rs1,000 per month to heads of 6 million deserving families as subsidy to enable them to meet the cost of essential items, Minister for Labour Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah said on Monday, local media reported.
He said the amount would be directly deposited in their accounts on the first of every month. He said at least two years are needed to put the country back on right track and the PPP with the help coalition partners would restore the constitution in its original form.
He said as many as one million houses would be built in the country in the five years. The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis has planned to construct 145,000 flats in various cities of the country.
He said extensive efforts are underway to send Pakistani workers abroad and MoUs would be signed with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and with other countries to send Pakistani workers there.
He said there is immense potential of sending Pakistanis abroad as there is great demand for Pakistani workers. He said as many 500,000 Pakistanis can be sent abroad within a year. He said he has ordered that one technical institution be established in each district to send them abroad to earn livelihood.
He said OPF schools network would be expanded by opening more schools in Sukkur, Hyderabad, Badin, Karachi, etc. He said he has confirmed the services of 900 OPF schoolteachers irrespective of their political affiliations. A raise of Rs5,000 has also been ordered in salaries of OPF teachers.
Courtesy: The News,29/4/2008