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Press Releases - 140th meeting of OPF Board of Governors held on 21st October 2017 at OPF Head Office Islamabad

140th meeting of OPF Board of Governors held on 21st October 2017 at OPF Head Office Islamabad

Islamabad, 21-10-2017

Press Release

Islamabad (Saturday) 140th meeting of OPF Board of Governors held on 21st October 2017 at OPF Head Office Islamabad. Barrister Amjad Malik, Chairman BOG OPF chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by Mr. Suhail Amir Federal Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, Sahibzada Saeed Ahmad, Mr. Jahangir Minhas, Mr. Shah Jamal, Addl. Secretary M/O Foreign Affairs, Mr. Habib ur Rehman Gillani Managing Director, Anjum Asad Amin Addl. Secretary Ministry of Commerce and a representative of Ministry of Finance. 

The meeting started with recitation of holy verses. In the opening session, the Board approved appointment of Mrs. Anjum Asad Amin, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce as member in OPF BOG and welcomed her, while the services of former board members Mr. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor IBA Sukkur and Mr.Omar Hameed Addl. Secretary Finance were appreciated.

The Company Secretary BOG presented a compliance report on board’s resolutions and directives of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) .The Board considered and approved audited accounts of previous year and  appointment of Auditors for the next Financial year. The board also granted approval for appointment of Chief Internal Auditor. MD & CFO OPF presented their reports.

The Housing and works division gave presentation to the Board about the development of OPF housing scheme Zone-V & furnish a proposal of construction of apartment buildings and informed that possession of block C Zone V Islamabad housing scheme that shall be completed by December of this year.

The Chairman asserted to complete the task within a prescribed time limit keeping in view transparency in procedures and effective control on proposal of MOU between OPF Eye Hospital Mirpur and charity organizations

The Chairman vowed that government is fully aware about issues of expats and committed to facilitate and resolve them on priority; in this regard, Board approved a pilot project for establishment of Reintegration Centre for those returning migrants to Pakistan. 20 more names were approved from different countries to be included in Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council (OPAC) as recommended by nomination committee. Annual report of the OPF was approved & to be completed by next meeting.

 The Chairman BOG briefed the board about his earlier visit to Greece & other countries to gauge the problems and responses of Pakistani diaspora. OPF will celebrate the migrants week from 18th – 23th December 2017. It was agreed that OPF would hold mini convention on last day of the week.

 

                                                                                                            Public Relation Officer