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Event Title: Senator Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development presiding over a Meeting of The Committee at Parliament House Islamabad

Event Date: 2023-05-29

The Senate Committee unanimously passed the Bill titled "The Emigration (Amendment) Bill,2023". The Bill aimed to provide ease to emigrants by allowing them to appear in person or virtually for registration of names by their protectors, Senator Shahadat Awan apprised.

While reviewing the expenses and disputes of EOBI, Senator Shahadat Awan stated that it was informed that the total expense of EOBI is around 1.97 Billion rupees per year but details of expenses have not been provided. Moreover, in the previous meeting, officials informed that final challan has been submitted against all the accused and a summary has also been submitted to Cabinet for change of Board of Director Members. However, the documents submitted by EOBI shows otherwise, he added. Senator Shahadat Awan also inquired about the current valuation of disputed properties. Naheed Shah Durrani, Chairman EOBI , maintained that it is quite difficult to assess the current value of alleged properties however, in 2013 evaluation was conducted through NESPAK and it's details will be submitted before the committee. The Chairman Committee directed the EOBI Chairman and ministry of overseas to submit all the required documents in the next meeting.

The meeting was attended by Senator Shaheen Khalid Butt,State Minister for Law and Justice Senator Shahadat Awan, Senator Rana Mahmood Ul Hassan, Senator Prince Ahmed Omer Ahmed Zai,Chairman EOBI Naheed Shah Durrani,DG Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment Akram Ali Khawaja,Joint Secretary for MOPHRD Muhammad Wishaq and other concerned officers were also in attendance.