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Chairman Engagements / Meetings at OPF Head Office, Islamabad

23-10-2017

 

Press Release

23 October 2017, Monday

Barrister Amjad Malik Chairman BOG OPF spent a busy day in OPF Head Office.

  • Parliamentary Secretary MNA Mrs. Farhana Qamar called on Chairman BOG in his Office.MNA hailed from UK and recently been taken on Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council along with six other women from different regions and walk of lives. Chairman Briefed the MNA about working of OPF and said OPF is open to have feedback from members to upgrade it’s working and to strengthen policy making process. Parliamentary Sectary appreciated Chairman BOG efforts to resolve issues of Overseas Pakistanis, especially from UK and Europe.
  • A delegation headed by Mr. Shadab Qamar Mayor of Oldham City England called on Chairman BOG. Executive Director Welfare and Services Division Mr. Muhammad Yar Bhuttor was also present in the meeting. Barrister Amjad Malik briefed the Delegation about the Welfare activities undertaken by OPF which Include establishment of OPAC, Whose members are from across the Globe and from all regions of Pakistan especially AJK area to Give them a sense of Participation in Policy Making Process. Chairman Informed the Mayor about One window facilitation Desks of OPF at airports and Complaint system which is working 24/7 to facilitate Overseas Pakistanis without any Break. Mayor of Oldham appreciated the efforts of Chairman for a proactive and vibrant Organization. He interestingly stated that he is in practical politics from last 12 years but never heard of OPF before Barrister Amjad Malik took charge of OPF Chairman.
  • Chairman Barrister Amjad Malik along with Mr. Yasir Bajwa OPAC member from Italy and Mr. Idrees Mughal of AJK bar Council chaired an international teleconference of OPAC members. Mr. Farzana Mansoor of UAE briefed Chairman about the problems and requirement of Overseas Pakistanis in his Region Chairman directed that local CWA’s be taken on board to resolve the issues within less possible time delays.
  • Shakila Luqman from USA region called on Barrister Amjad Malik office. Chairman presented her Certificate and Shield and briefed about OPF working and welcome the feedback from OPAC members.
  • Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju, MOS for OP’s and HRD visited OPF and met with Barrister Amjad Malik in his office. Executive Director Welfare and Services Division Muhammad Yar Bhuttor, DG HR&A, Mr. Yasir Bajwa OPAC member from Italy and Mr. Idrees Mughal of AJK Bar Council was also present. Chairman briefed the MOS about the progress of BOG in the last 18 Months and Decisions taken by BOARD FOR THE Welfare of Overseas Pakistanis. Chairman Informed that OPF one window Desks are Operational at airports round the clock, complaints of Overseas Pakistanis are being dealt up to their satisfaction. Recently BOG approved the Pilot Project for establishment of facilitation and reintegration center for returnee Migrants which will Guide them, Assist them in resettlement and reemployment. About 170 members Advisory Council for a better and Practical Policy making process. Chairman is conducting interactive session with OPAC members through Video links on regular basis. 18 to 23 December is being celebrated as migrants week. Draft annual report is prepared and will be available on website once finalized. Chairman has Conducted 21 Khuli Kutcharies, Interactive sessions worldwide to ascertain the problems and issues of OP’s. Mr. Yasir Bajwa member OPAC from Italy raised the issue of problems   Overseas Pakistanis facing while transferring remittances through banks. Executive Director W&S informed that they have already taken up this matter with Ministry of Finance to resolve on priority basis. Minister of state appreciated efforts of OPF and assured his assistance/help to make OPF a more proactive and vibrant organization.
  • Delegations of CBA and OWA met the Chairman in Conference room. Chairman stressed that Employees of OPF are assets of Organization and he will ensure any step to address the issues of Employees for smooth functioning of Organization.