Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development Government Of Pakistan

36th Meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis & HRD


The meeting was chaired by Mir Aamir Ali Khan Magsi and attended by other honorable members of the committee. Federal Minister OPs & HRD, Pir Syed Sadaruddin Shah Rashidi, Federal Secretary Dr. Muhammad Hashim Popalzai, MD OPF Mr. Habib ur Rehman Gilani and other dignitaries were also present at the meeting.

The committee unanimously passed a punishment bill against illegal promoters and stated that until culprits are not send behind bars, the country unemployed youth in foreign countries remain unsafe. Committee has unanimously approved the Emigration (Amendment) Bill, 2017 moved by Dr, Shazia Sobia, MNA. The bill is subsequently passed to law ministry for further action.

Earlier while giving briefing on zone-5 housing societies MD OPF Habib Ur Rehman Gilani stated possession letters had been given to twenty people in Block-C.

Committee told that Migrant Resource Center was established in collaboration with ILO in October, 2015 and providing counseling services, pre-departure orientation to migrants and arranging orientation session on safe and informed migration.

Deputy Secretary of ministry stated that Pakistan is a member of ILO since 1947, Pakistan signed 8 Fundamental Conventions and also ratified 36 ILO conventions.