Overseas Pakistanis are the backbone of Pakistan: Turi 

Islamabad, November 22, 2022 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Mr. Sajid Hussain Turi said that overseas Pakistanis are the backbone of Pakistan because they always played a great role in boosting Pakistan’s economy.

The Minister assured that welfare and empowerment of Pakistani diaspora working in various countries across the globe will be taken care of. Addressing the Pakistanis living in Greece, Sajid Turi said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have always desired that the problems of Overseas Pakistanis should be solved on a priority basis with a standard education to their children.

He said that in his meeting with the Chairman Higher Education Commission, it was decided to sign an MoU soon under which talented children of overseas Pakistanis will be awarded scholarships in national and international universities. Sajid Hussain Turi further said that he is well aware of the problems of overseas Pakistanis and is working day and night to sort out these issues.

Federal Minister for OP and HRD addressed a prestigious ceremony in Greece organized by Pakistan People’s Party President Chaudhry Shabbir Dhama which was attended by representatives of political and social organizations, Pakistani community, organizers of welfare societies and a large number of Pakistanis living in Greece.

After Hamad Bari Taala and Naat Rasool (peace be upon him), General Secretary of Pakistan Overseas Alliance Forum Chaudhry Mudassar Khadim Sohail introduced participants to Federal Minister Sajid Hussain Turi who warmly welcomed him. Social personalities apprised the Federal Minister about the problems faced by the community living in Greece.

Expressing his views, Sajid Hussain Turi said that this is an era of globalization, in this modern age, Pakistan is looking to train its large pool of workforce and skilled workers in an efficient and effective manner by collaborating with regional and international leading institutions.

He added that the current government is working on to ink MoUs with European universities for the exchange of scholars, cooperation for research in various sectors including agriculture, energy and other fields.

The federal minister said that Pakistanis have made many sacrifices for world peace and are playing an important role in the development of various countries. He said that we are trying to make agreements with developed countries so that more and more skilled Pakistanis could be exported for employment.

He told the overseas Pakistanis that Ministry for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development is primed and eager to support them and they can contact him in case of any grievance. Chaudhry Shabbir Dhama said on this occasion that he is grateful to the Federal Minister for Overseas Sajid Hussain Tori for visiting Greece to solve the problems of the Pakistani community living in Greece.

Syed Muhammad Jameel said that compared to other European countries, immigrants are facing many problems in Greece. We are hopeful that this visit will play an important role in establishing cemented relations.

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