ISLAMABAD, (Parliament Times) : Federal Secretary M/o OP & HRD Today on 2nd September 2021, during the visit to OPF Regional office, Multan distributed cheques amongst the destitute families of overseas Pakistanis. He said that OPF provides an amount of Rs. 400,000/- to the families of deceased Overseas Pakistanis and Rs. 300,000/- to disabled applicants under its Financial Aid Scheme. The Honorable Federal Secretary pledged and informed that OPF is responsibly extending its services to overseas Pakistanis abroad and their families in Pakistan in the true letter & spirit with the vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Further, he elaborated the benefits of the Scheme and share that OPF has started this Financial Aid Scheme in 19881 and so far 12177 families of deceased overseas Pakistanis have been benefited by the Scheme amounting to Rs. 2.493 billion. He informed that this is one time nonrefundable grant aimed to help the bereaved family to overcome their initial financial problems soon after the demise or disability of their earning members.
Mr. Ishrat Ali said that during the current Corona Pandemic, when whole the world and its departments are facing financial issues, OPF despite of having very limited resources, continued its welfare projects including Financial Aid Scheme. In the period of incumbent government, OPF distributed Rs 371.9 million amongst 942 destitute families of overseas Pakistanis. The same exercise of distribution of cheques will also be followed in the regional offices at Peshawar, Mirpur, Lahore, Karachi.