Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi on Tuesday said that overseas Pakistanis were the backbone of the country as they always played important role in boosting the national economy.
He assured that welfare and empowerment of Pakistani diaspora working in various countries across the globe would be taken care of, said a press release received here.
He was addressing a prestigious ceremony in Greece organized by Pakistan People’s Party President Chaudhry Shabbir Dhama which was attended by representatives of political and social organizations, Pakistani community, organizers of welfare societies and a large number of Pakistanis living there.
Addressing the Pakistanis living in Greece, Sajid Turi said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had always desire to resolve problems of Overseas Pakistanis on a priority basis with a standard education to their children.
He said that in his meeting with the Chairman Higher Education Commission, it was decided to sign an MoU soon under which talented children of overseas Pakistanis would be awarded scholarships in national and international universities.
Sajid Hussain Turi further said that he was well aware of the problems of overseas Pakistanis and was working day and night to sort out these issues.
After Hamad Bari Taala and Naat Rasool (peace be upon him), General Secretary of Pakistan Overseas Alliance Forum Chaudhry Mudassar Khadim Sohal introduced participants to the minister.
Social personalities apprised the minister about the problems faced by the community living in Greece.
Expressing his views, Turi said that this was an era of globalization and Pakistan was looking to train its large pool of workforce and skilled workers in an efficient and effective manner by collaborating with regional and international leading institutions.
He added that the current government was working on to ink MoUs with European universities for the exchange of scholars, cooperation for research in various sectors including agriculture, energy and other fields.
The minister said that Pakistanis had made many sacrifices for world peace and were playing an important role in the development of various countries.
He said that we were trying to make agreements with developed countries so that more and more skilled Pakistanis could be exported for employment.
He told the overseas Pakistanis that Ministry for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development was primed and to support them and they could contact him in case of any grievance.
Chaudhry Shabbir Dhama said on this occasion that he was grateful to the minister for visiting Greece to solve the problems of the Pakistani community living in Greece.—APP