RAWALPINDI: Government is taking various initiatives and streamlining the matters to encourage and facilitate the private sector so that it could contribute more effectively in promoting export of Pakistan’s manpower to all potential markets.
Mr. Munir Qureshi, Secretary Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development said this while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
He said the main focus of the government is to reduce the unemployment from the country and Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development would take all possible measures to address the problems of Overseas Employment Promoters (OEPs) and facilitate them to enhance the export of manpower.
Munir Qureshi said that efforts are afoot to improve the working of vocational training institutes to increase the competitiveness of our human talent and export well trained & skilled manpower abroad. He said the insurance cover for Overseas Pakistanis is being enhanced from current two years to their first employment contract period. He said that pension plans for returning Overseas Pakistanis are being considered so that when they return home, they may not face financial problems.
In his welcome address, Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that Pakistan has huge potential to promote export of its manpower by developing skills and providing proper training to its human resource and government should support the private sector to fully realize the manpower export potential of the country.
Zubair Ahmad Malik, President, FPCCI said that overseas manpower is the great wealth of the nation and government should do more for their welfare. He said Pakistani manpower is more productive as compared to the human resource of Pakistani competitors and FPCCI is ready to cooperate with the government to further improve their training and skills.
At this occasion, representatives of OEPs highlighted their problems and stressed for their redressal. They said Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) should provide better facilities to Overseas Pakistanis including education and housing etc.