ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi left on a 10-day official visit abroad.
Sajid Hussain Turi will visit Switzerland, Romania, Greece and Portugal where he will meet with the concerned authorities and the Pakistani community.
The purpose of the foreign visit is to create new employment opportunities for Pakistanis in different countries, to discuss the problems of the Pakistani community with the authorities of the respective countries and to promote bilateral relations.
Federal Minister @SajidTuriPPP left on an official visit to Switzerland 🇨🇭 , Romania 🇷🇴, Portugal 🇵🇹& Greece 🇬🇷. He’ll discuss new employment opportunities for Pakistanis & ease of visa & emigration process. He’ll also meet Pakistani community to discuss & resolve their issues. pic.twitter.com/bBH2gWjGOl
— Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & HRD 🇵🇰 (@mophrd) November 14, 2022
The federal minister will also meet the Director General of the International Labor Organization in Geneva and discuss with him the rehabilitation and relief of the workers affected by the recent floods in Pakistan.
It should be noted that the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, with the support of ILO, has already started a cash-for-work program for the rehabilitation of flood-affected workers in Balochistan and Sindh, which will be extended to all affected areas of the country.
In his statement before the departure, Sajid Hussain Turi said that Romania, Portugal, Italy, Greece and other western countries are in need of large-scale manpower and we are ready to sign agreements to send Pakistani workers and professionals to these countries.
The minister further said that he will talk to the authorities of the respective countries to facilitate the process of obtaining visas and immigration so that maximum Pakistani labor force and professionals can be sent to these countries in the shortest possible time.
Sajid Hussain Turi added that due to overseas Pakistanis, Pakistan received record remittances of more than 31 billion dollars in FY22, which is a major part of the country’s economy.
The federal minister informed that his first priority is to provide maximum facilities to overseas Pakistanis and solve their problems immediately and in this regard he has issued orders to the community welfare attachés of respective countries to facilitate the people of Pakistan in best possible way.