Addressing issues faced by overseas community top priority: SAPM Sohrab
By News Desk
August 29, 2023 04:39 PM
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Jawad Sohrab Malik Tuesday convened a meeting with the heads of key departments including the Overseas Employment Cooperation (OEC), Employees Old Age Benefits Institution (EOBI), Workers Welfare Fund (WWF), Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), and Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE).
During the session, each department provided updates on their ongoing initiatives, accomplishments, and upcoming projects.
Reaffirming the Prime Minister’s unwavering commitment to Overseas Pakistanis, Mr. Malik underscored that the current administration is resolute in addressing the challenges and issues faced by the overseas community with utmost priority.
Mr. Malik urged the Overseas Employment Cooperation to explore innovative strategies to enhance efficiency and optimize resources, thereby creating more opportunities for overseas employment. In the case of the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment, Mr. Malik stressed the importance of proactively increasing the export of skilled manpower.
Turning attention to the Workers Welfare Fund, Mr. Malik pressed for swift resolution of the concerns of laborers, emphasizing the significance of their well-being. Addressing the management of Employees Old Age Benefits Institution, Mr. Malik directed them to ensure a seamless pension process for retired workers, alleviating any potential difficulties in receiving their rightful benefits.
Regarding the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), Mr. Malik was briefed on the initiatives in place to enhance the welfare of overseas Pakistanis. He further stressed the need to expedite resolution of complaints of Overseas Pakistanis as it is of paramount importance. In line with this commitment, he announced the establishment of a 24/7 Complaint Monitoring Setup at the OPF Head Office, dedicated to promptly addressing and resolving the grievances of overseas Pakistanis.
This concerted effort indicates the government's commitment in improving the lives of Overseas Pakistanis and ensuring that their contribution is recognized in every possible manner.