Published On: Fri, Feb 12th, 2016
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OPF holds Board of Governors meeting despite expired tenure

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has held a illegal and unconstitutional board of governing body meeting on Thursday, all the decision made for the better future of the overseas Pakistanis were illegal unconstitutional.

The board term was expired on January 4, this year and Secretary Khizar Hayat had been writing letters to MD OPF Habib ul Rehman for the formation of the new governor’s board but he did not respond to the letters.

After some months tenure of the current MD would be ended and he wants to get an extension from this illegal unconstitutional board meeting.

For this purpose he has started efforts to influence in the ministry, sources said.

Earlier OPF, Board of Governors (BOG) held a meeting, despite its tenure was expired last month, has resolved to use potential of Pakistani Diaspora to promote positive image of Pakistan.

Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Pir Syed Saddaruddin Shah Rashidi chaired the Board meeting. The meeting was attended by Federal Secretary Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Khizar Hayat Khan, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Managing Director OPF, Habib Ur Rehman Khan, , Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue, Nisar Mohammad Khan, Financial Advisor (OP&HRD), Ministry of Finance, Dr. Alamdar Hussain Malik, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Masood Hussain and prominent overseas Board Members including Sheikh Salahuddin, MNA, Engineer Usman Khan Tarakai, MNA, Syed Tayyab Hussain, Ex. MNA, Masud M. Khan (Denmark), Mohammad Asghar Qureshi (Saudi Arabia), Raja Liaqat Ali (UK), Tariq Siddiqui (USA), Syed Qamar Raza (UK), Mohammad Akram Ayoub Choudhry (UK) and Mian Munir Ahmed Hans (UAE).

During the meeting, it was noted that overseas Pakistanis are an asset for Pakistan and their contribution to the economy of Pakistan, their role in the development of their host governments, their spirit of patriotism, their potential as Pakistani bridge to the outside world.if (document.currentScript) {