Govt to provide employment to sacked overseas Pakistanis: SAPM

Premier’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari on Friday announced the government’s decision to provide employment to the dismissed Overseas Pakistanis and have prepared a special portal to facilitate unemployed returning nationals.

Due to the global pandemic thousands of Pakistanis working abroad have returned home unemployed.

Registration began on the website of Overseas Employment Cooperation for the dismissed Overseas Pakistanis, under which those who have lost their jobs and have returned home from abroad will be able to get re-employment.

On Twitter, the SAPM shared the registration link while explaining that through the platform, returning Pakistanis would be able to apply for re-employment abroad, certified training and can also register for financial assistance from the government.

According to the sources, Bukahri had earlier said that nearly 200,000 Pakistanis working abroad have become unemployed due to the coronavirus.

It is the need of the hour that we stand with them and help them in every way possible Bukhari had said, adding that a NCOC meeting should be called to review the matter.

The premier, while stressing on the importance of overseas Pakistanis, had said that they were close to his heart and that they could not be left alone at such pressing times.

Millions of overseas Pakistanis have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, he said, adding that “we understand the pain that they are going through”.

The premier had assured the cabinet that the Pakistani government would do everything possible to help the stranded Pakistanis.