322 seats allocated for overseas Pakistanis in educational institutes: Khaqan Abbasi


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Senate was informed on Thursday that 322 seats had been allocated for the children of overseas Pakistanis in educational institutions of the Country.

During question hour in Senate, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said 22 schools of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) were working across the Country and two colleges in the federal capital in which around 17000 children were acquiring education.

Khaqan Abbasi said two OPF eyes hospital, one in Mirpur and other in DG Khan were working adding seven housing schemes had completed for overseas and two were under process.

The minister said the OPF had not constructed any hospital in the country for overseas Pakistanis during the last two years.

He said during the period of last two years, no housing scheme had been developed by the OPF.

About the steps to be taken by OPF for overseas Pakistanis in the future, Khaqan said process had been initiated for development of the OPF Housing Scheme Phase-II at Raiwind Road, Lahore.

He said plan to construct six apartment blocks in the OPF Housing Scheme Zone-V, Islamabad was under consideration, adding that a consultant was being hired to evaluate the success of housing schemes initiated by the OPF and give recommendations in respect of housing sector.

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