Role of overseas Pakistanis in the development of Pakistan 143

Dear friends

Asslam O Alaikum

Current prevailing situation in our beloved country is a matter of concern for all of us, political unrest, energy crises, declining foreign exchange reserves, out flow of investments and above all, alarming increase in violence are posing a real threat to economic and social stability in Pakistan.

Our problems are deep rooted and require a lot of struggle and hardship to overcome. Here I want to start some discussions about the problems our country is facing and how we can help to overcome these problems. I have noticed that many knowledgeable Pakistani friends do visit this site frequently. I would like to take this opportunity to invite them to take part in these discussions and oblige us. I myself am not highly educated and expert Pakistani but I am sure that a lot of visiting friends do have the ability and expertise to participate and share their views with other friends. I can reserve a separate domain for this purpose but let us start from here first.

First of all let us discuss about the role of overseas Pakistanis in the development of Pakistan, how we can help to bring progress and prosperity in Pakistan.

God bless you all.

Best Regards


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143 thoughts on “Role of overseas Pakistanis in the development of Pakistan

  • Swabi

    Some Suggestions…

    1. All overseas pakistani should keep on sending money to Pakistan.

    2. People who study abroad should come back to Pakistan to use that knowledge for the betterment of our country.

    3. all overseas Pakistani should invest their money in pakistan by buying properties, businesses thus creating jobs.

  • S.Shahid Ali

    Dear Overseas Pakistanis,

    I am working oversea since long time. I am sending all my foreign exchange to my
    bank account which convert in pakistan rupees. Please send also your money to
    your bank account, so we can help our country. Please do not exchange or send money
    via agents. They are trying to destroy our economy. Please send all foreign exchange
    to state bank of pakistan.

    Built stronger and stronger Pakistan.

  • khwaja Aftab Ali

    Patriotism of Pakistanis could be tested any where in the world by asking them to help their country in rainy days but what about super class of people (richest fuedals, industrialists, drug lords and above all the politicians who successfully run the highly profitable business of politics in the Pakistan. An estimated rate of profit in Pakistani politics is 1000 to million per cent, details can be calculated by politicians increasing wealth. Majority of Pakistanis living abroad are labor class and highly skilled professional. No body give them money for nothing. They have to work hard for it. Some of them are businessmen who also work very hard to earn their fortune. There is no favor or nepotism in open markets of the world. After all these hard work they should give money to the country because few people of super class have taken country wealth abroad. I have lived and worked in Middle East and visited Europe and now living in USA for last 10 years, I found average Pakistan more patriotic that upper class of the country. We are ready to come forward again and will help/ invest in the country but this upper class should be stopped to taking national wealth abroad and participate accordingly in saving and investing in the country. At present two richest group of politician in power, they should provide the biggest share instead of going for begging to the rich nations. The richest nations are not rich by begging but by hard work. The upper class should go and observe how hard Chinese are working, come to USA and observe how people work and live here.The government of Pakistan should imediatly issue foreign currency investment bond offering good rate of return still better than IMF and world Bank, We Pakistanis abroad will buy with our savings and is a great help. The bonds should be guaranteed by international authorities acceptable to investors world wide. Pray for the country where majority population is helpless in front of few exploiters of supper class of rich politicians and defense forces have no choice but to defend them in the system. All the best. KHWAJA AFTAB ALI, Advocate & I.P. Attorney

  • Haroon

    @Usman Ali: I enjoyed your post because you know answer to every problem because like all the Pakistanis you are MR KNOW EVERYTHING. Young man every body is aware that people of Pakistan living in four Provinces do not agree regarding the share of Water Resources because of which donors are reluctant to finance. Our Sugar is expensive because under Capitalistic System a manufacturer has the right to sell his production at a price decided by him. Courts have the authority to Penalize the cartels but contrary to your feeling that now an angel is CHief Justice the judges are also from Pakistan and they are as corrupt as your Scapegoat (Politicians) or in my Opinion as Corrupt as average Pakistani. Since last so many Decades Your HERO BUGTI was getting commission for the usage of SUI GAS and always demanding more. After his death Marri Area Coal mines started working and 50,000 People got Jobs and factories started using local coal of more than 6500 K/C. But you think a great crime was committed by a Criminal and demanding death to him day and night. So I stick to my point that Pakistani nation is Corrupt and they always blame others. Corrupt would never have the honesty to accept the rtuth because they ARE CORRUPT.

    • Usman Ali

      @Haroon: No one says he knows every thing,but your post surely suggests that you think you know everything.It is just an opinion, every one has their own opinion and they have the right to express it.By your post it seems like you do not belong to Pakistan.You might be from some neighboring country. We accept the truth and our mistakes and we own Pakistan. We are the ones who will change it INSHA ALLAH.


    One of the main reason for pak backwardness is its corrupt bureaucrats and govt. so Ist remove it then nxt step will be appreciated.
    Best Regard

  • Kausar A Khan

    There have been many proposals which have been floated for the last more than 50 years. But the problem is that the persons at the helm of affairs never take care and do not want to attend proposals conducive to the welfare of people and homeland. They remain busy looking after their own interests in non-permissible ways. The question is how to get good leadership. This is only possible when the God fearing, patriotic educated people admonish their illiterate friends, relatives and secular individuals whom they know, to vote for right and honest people. I think majority of voter know the individual to whom they are going to vote for. If they do not act , the situation is not going to change and more than 100 Ministers , dishonest parliament members and corrupt bureaucracy through their negative acts will lead our homeland to complete disaster.
    K A Khan

  • faisal humayun

    hi we are still playing our part by sending foreign exchange to pakistan because we patriot but on other side all politicians and top beaurocrates are corrupt basically what we are reading on newspapers and media that is only smart part that corruption by politicians as well as industrialist and top officials still their are 80% things hidden.if conditions of our country are better so then why our people working abroad i have my personal plan to develop my country thats is only way we can achieve


  • Molvi_Whisky

    I was researching Coal in Pakistan saving along sites, and bumped into this one. One look told me it’s nothing usual and I didn’t even have to go further than 2 or 3 comments as I thought it’s all a blame game. But let me add my view. The biggest problem of Pakistan is “The Pakistani”.
    Of over 25 countries I’ve visited, I can pass a qualified comment, Pakistan is not that bad in terms of cost of life, availability, security even now (90% of latin america is off limits even during day time, NY subways are riskier than any spot in Waziristan anytime…)resources, climate, water resources God given factors. Back to people Entrepreneur – is only concerned with quick buck, and hoarding, Labour likes playing games – see Young Doctors, the ring leaders heard were merely doing their rotation, heck trainees. A Pakistani doesn’t follow rules – traffic, or in the que at the bank.
    When most people are not just, God sends to you what you deserve – a corrupt tyrant who is one of you. If you still think it’s bull, go to ordinary streets, and the overflowing raw sewage because instead of pooling money to fix the problem, a Pakistani would raise his whole house 2 feet, but dumb mule won’t understand he cannot avoid the street. True 40% of voter list is bogus, what abt the 60% which is genuine and votes to power the biggest thieves in the world – the old established order.
    “A million revolutions will fail, unless you let a revolutionary change happen in your skull”

  • Molvi_Whisky

    On a practical note, remit only a small amount to keep your family, don’t build big bungalows, save the rest and buy a used plant in West and start value adding on natural resources. Remember energy is a problem in Pakistan, so do make allowance for energy generation as well.


    I am working in Kuwait, the Pakistani here are suffering from so many problems but no one is taking care ,so many families were deported without any reason even they had completed all legal requirements ,the govt of Pakistan even cannot ask them about this act .Our govt only want to collect money from overseas but not taking any action .This is rather disgraceful for a Pakistani to be deported as he is legal ,i want to sue against Pakistan govt not taking care of there nationals abroad,sorry to my Govt


    I am working in Kuwait, the Pakistani here are suffering from so many problems but no one is taking care ,so many families were deported without any reason even they had completed all legal requirements ,the govt of Pakistan even cannot ask them about this act .Our govt only want to collect money from overseas but not taking any action .This is rather disgraceful for a Pakistani to be deported as he is legal ,i want to sue against Pakistan govt not taking care of their nationals abroad,sorry to my Govt

  • Mohammed Amin Din

    Dear Friends,

    Its wonderful to see so many concerned with the welfare of Pakistan and the development of its economy. Unfortunately the reality of this is that it is a mammoth task but we are lead by a group of self centred hypocrites who have only selfish goals at heart.

    I have worked for a charitable organisation for 15 years and for 8 of those years I have had dealings with the Consulate of Pakistan in Bradford. A government outpost run by the most incompetent people in the world. Its not the clerks its the Consul Generals these senior officers who think they live in the time of the British Raj and expect you to bow to them.

    On one occasion I wrote to one Consul General only to get a telephone reply by his clerk “How dare you write to him do you know who he is?” “He is the representative of the president of Pakistan” Well I told him that he was a public servant that is what we call them in England. ‘Awaam Ka Nauker’ he did not like it and told me not to come to the Consulate.

    Good luck to you all.


  • Chaudhry

    Please circulate among your friends as well

    Live TV debates in Pakistan 2013 Election among all parties.

    Why in Pakistan media is not arranging Live TV debates among all the parties before 2013 election, that if they come in power how they are going to resolve Pakistan major issues and problems.

    Pakistan major problems: —– Corruption, War on terror, Economic Policies, Employment, ETC…

    Overseas Pakistanis and Pakistanis living in Pakistan should know how these parties going to resolve these problems and what are their manifesto. There
    should be couple of debates. — We think between 5 to 10 total debates.

    We like to request each Pakistani to stand up and ask for live TV debates among all the parties.

    Tell your media start preparing about that immediately starting 2012 new year. With out that we never know which party have the talent ?


    · Television and radio stations must broadcast many debates, and this allows the public to learn more about the issues and parties. In this way, the debates help educate voters, enabling them to make more informed decisions at the ballot box. Other debates provide opportunities for citizens and representatives of advocacy organizations to speak and be heard on political issues. After debates among parties for elected office, the parties who is perceived to have given the strongest performance may experience an increase in voter support, as measured by public opinion polls.

    Overseas Pakistani youth council

    • SH

      there are already 100 or more debates on tv channels every day. but the party reps just bark at each other like dogs. they lie on TV without fear.

  • F. Haq

    I am pleased to visit your blog, I simply can feel your affection, love and ‘satisfaction abt living in Pk’ throughout the words and dedication by posting as much information to rebuild the best image of Pakistan in the OPs. I therefore want to know about that how OP women can contribute in the development of Pk. I have feelings that the young boys and girls who are educated I want them to give free education to at least one poor and uneducated child in their neighbourhood, streets or city instead of wasting time by doing nothing the whole day. At least our future generation can read and write by our present generation in this hard time.
    Thanks and Allah bless us

  • Nasir Ahmed awan

    Dear Sir

    My name is Nasir Ahmad. Gujrat resident of Pakistan. In Saudi Arabia for 15 years in municipal day
    At hard labor in the Gujaat city full of paper which I have bought a plot.
    Influential people on my plot is occupied by the ill-fought court cases in 8 years, but no justice did not.
    Lost My blood sweat earned savings. Influential people to court because neither police nor the Department have been my help, I learn from those risks. For God will save me and my children. Help me to be orphaned and support staff. Crore which took place away
    Help me Help me Help me for God.
    Nasir Ahmad Awan
    Contact me