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Event Title: Senator Manzoor Ahmed Kakar, Chairman Senate Standing Committee On Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Presiding over a Meeting of the Committee at Parliament Lodges Islamabad

Event Date: 2022-09-16

The meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on "Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development" was held today at the Parliament Lodges under the chairmanship of Senator Manzoor Ahmed Kakar.

The Committee was briefed regarding the total outstanding dues to be paid to the heirs of the deceased Overseas Pakistanis pending with the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation and other departments under the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & HRD. Officials of the Ministry said that the matter was taken up with the Finance Division and some observations have been made by the Finance Division regarding which a letter will be sent to the Finance Ministry soon.

On the question raised by Senator BahraMand Khan Tangi in the Senate session regarding the deputation of Pak PWD officer Iftikhar Qureshi to Workers Welfare Fund Islamabad, the officials of the ministry said that the officer's services have been surrendered to Pak PWD and he is no longer part of the Workers' Welfare Fund.

Detailed consideration was given to the public petitions filed by the former employees of EOBI regarding payment of pension. The chairman of the committee directed the officials of the ministry to hear out the employees and submit the report to the committee. The committee will review the report and decide further action.

Secretary Workers Welfare Board Balochistan gave a detailed briefing to the committee regarding the ongoing and future projects of the organization. The committee was informed that two projects of the institution are in the final stages of completion, one project is 94% complete and the other is 60% complete. Secretary Workers Welfare Board further informed that twelve projects of the institution are pending with the Ministry since 2012. All these projects are educational in nature. The chairman committee directed that the Balochistan Board and the officials of the federal ministry should take a decision on the pending projects through discussion.

Senators Sherry Rehman, Muhammad Abdul Qadir, Shahadat Awan, Zeeshan Khanzada, Prince Ahmed Omer Ahmedzai, Rana Mahmood Al Hasan and ministry officials participated in the committee meeting.