Staff Reporter Islamabad
Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), since inception, has been assisting overseas Pakistanis working abroad and their families in Pakistan.
A number of schemes have been introduced by the OPF which are directly beneficial to the overseas Pakistanis.
The Main focus of OPF’s activities has been in the field of education, housing, financial assistance and other personalized welfare services.
To a question Dr. Amer Sheikh, Managing Director, OPF informed that, it has always been OPF’s endeavor to initiate new schemes and projects for the welfare and well being of overseas Pakistanis and their families back home.
The existing schemes are continuously being revised to make them more efficient in terms of service delivery for the benefit of the overseas Pakistanis working abroad and their dependents living in Pakistan, especially the financially vulnerable segment amongst the overseas Pakistanis.
To further elaborate, MD, OPF informed that, Pakistan was amongst the 180 plus countries dealing with the corona virus pandemic.
The Government of Pakistan took unprecedented steps to counter the effects of Covid-19 crisis, along with facilitating overseas Pakistanis stranded/living abroad due to closure of Pakistanis airspace and travel restrictions imposed by the host governments especially in Gulf Coordination Countries (GCC) and Malaysia.
‘Emergency Cell’ was established in OPF on the direction of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis & HRD.