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Press Releases - 139th OPF Board of Governors meeting held on 8th July 2017

139th OPF Board of Governors meeting held on 8th July 2017

Islamabad July 8, 2017, 08-07-2017

The 139th OPF Board of Governors meeting was held on 8th July 2017. The meeting was chaired by the Chairman OPF Board of Governors Barrister Amjad Malik and attended by Habib ur Rehman Gillani MD OPF, Mirza Sohail Amir Secretary M/O OPF and HRD, Jahangir Minhas, Shaheen Khalid Butt and Shahibzada Saeed Ahmed. The board approved the appointment of two new members Mr. Shah M. Jamal, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad and Mr. Omer Hameed Khan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Islamabad. The board welcomed the new members, who also attended the meeting. The board thanked the two members who completed their tenure Mian Asad and Irfan Yusuf Shami. Dua was offered for the Regional Head Lahore Mr Iftikhar Ahmad (late) who died in office in May 2017.

 Further, the board took following strategic decisions: enhancement of scholarship for children of Overseas Pakistanis from PKR 6 million to PKR 30 million; financial aid allocation was approved amounting to PKR 600 million; the board approved one-time amnesty of all development charges of Mirpur Housing Scheme; approved many new projects under the OPF housing section; the board approved the budget of 5.9 billion for financial year 2017-18. The board discussed the OPF progress in detail, in order to facilitate/help overseas Pakistanis board approved special financial grants to a widow and issued directions to Prime Ministers special cell for financial aid for eye treatment of an overseas Pakistani in USA. The board also directed establishment of call centre/facilitation centre to assist overseas Pakistanis around the clock. Lastly, the board appreciated the OPF staff for the hard work and teachers of all OPF colleges and students for the excellent results in secondary certificate examinations.  


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