8 welfare projects for Overseas Pakistanis implemented

8 welfare projects for Overseas Pakistanis implemented

ISLMABAD: (APP) Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Pir Syed Sadaruddin Rashidi on Wednesday informed the Senate that Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) was implementing eight projects in the field of housing and education for the welfare of expatriates.

During question hour, the minister said an amount of Rs 760.975 million was allocated for the OPF while and Rs 1,070.474 million wasspent during the financial year 2015-16.

Sadaruddin Rashidi said Rs 5,943.525 million was allocated for development projects of Workers Welfare Fund/Provincial Workers Welfare Boards during the fiscal year 2015-16.

He said the Old Age Employees Benefits Institution (EOBI) was implementing 15 projects in real estate/construction for which an amount of Rs 709.300 million had been allocated in 2015-16.

The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development through its organizations namely Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) and EOBI, he said, was running various development projects from their own resources, he added.