Federal Ombudsman Pakistan asked for action plan for reintegration of returnee migrants

Islamabad, January 12, 2018 (PPI-OT):Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar senior advisor and Grievance commissioner for overseas Pakistanis has stated that in pursuance of federal ombudsman, Mr Tahir Shabaz guidelines instructions have been issued to Ministry of overseas and its all allied departments to start working on Action plan for reintegration of returnees migrants in Pakistan.

According to hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar that thousands of overseas Pakistanis have been returned to home especially from middle east and Saudi Arab and it was felt that there was a dire need that the concerned Federal Government Ministries and related agencies urgently prepare a policy and an effective Action he further stated that it was asked that Plan for Reintegration of Returning Pakistani Migrants to be made and to submit it for the Government’s approval for its implementation.

He further stated that federal ombudsman secretariat has asked the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation and the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment for proposed following salient features of the proposed ACTION PLAN and stressed to maintain regular collection and update of returning migrants data, such as their occupation and pre-migration and during-migration work experience.

He also said that appropriate guidance and replies to all the queries of returning Pakistani workers related to their re-integration in Pakistan be ensured alongwith provision of guidance on investment and business opportunities for them in Pakistan. Report in this regard has also been sought.

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