Overseas Pakistanis Foundation also has a very huge Fund which is not of the government but consists of Overseas Pakistanis (OPs) own contributions. How much it is? it has never been disclosed though I do remember occasionally in the past some voices were raised by some quarters. To the best of my memories in 1997 OPF Convention in Islamabad someone spoke that a brief summary of OPF balance sheet should annually be released for information of those whose money it was namely the OPs. OPF invested in one and only one industrial unit three decades back which unit no body today is ready to buy. Pakistan Post Office some years back wonderfully planned buying its own aero planes for lifting mail. Pakistan Railways a year back floated the marvelous idea of having its own top class hotels after attaining the par excellence in its railway dining car standards. And so on. Had the Government Departments even fractionally been successful in running the industrial units, then the principle of privatization would never had had arisen. The strange game is , for example the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation was sold in the so called name of privatization strangely enough the terms of which sale are not known to the nation automatically suggesting how much transparency was in the deal . Now same voices who earlier advocated for privatization of KESC have started coming up to re-nationalize the KESE which is nothing than that some vested interests in the potentially government controlled KESC would meet their interests and one day, say after 10 years or so, a new summary will come up to re-privatize under further transparent manner. Sometime early 2000s an idea was raised some where to include OPF in privatization process.
I think OPs must also spare some moments to seriously think that their money in shape of OPF funds is lying in huge. One way or the other there must be some watch to ensure its health is sound and that it is breathing smoothly. The Associations, Clubs of Overseas Pakistanis abroad should think over that the OPF members at least annually have a printed shape report about OPF activities in connection with collective-welfare of OPs including a summary of balance sheet. Some where in my mind it is that sometime I approach formally My Lordship Mr. Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Choudhary, Chief Justice of Pakistan as a community interest matter that OPs like me whose money has transformed into a huge fund should have at least a brief balance sheet as in case of putting some money even Rs. 1000 in a stock exchange company I regularly receive annual financial reports. But I wish someway I know if my idea has some weight or I am just a fool thinking like it.