Islamabad, October 08, 2012 (PPI-OT): Shaikh Salahuddin, the honourable MNA and member BOG OPF, distributed the cheques of Mark-up amount to the affectees of Kuwait-Iraq War. The Cheque Distribution Ceremony took place at Regional Office, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), Karachi where he was Chief Guest. Ninety-nine cheques, each of more than Rs. 30,000 that worth Rs. 15 million were handed over to the affectees in next heirs. As per OPF, three hundred more cheques will soon be handed over to the affectees in next phase as the process of verification of those cheques is in pipeline.
Shaikh Salahuddin was accompanied by Mr. Nadeem Ashraf, Federal Secretary of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Chaudhry Muhammad Manzoor, MD, OPF.
While addressing to the affectees, Shaikh Salahuddin said that the present government has vowed to protect the rights of overseas Pakistanis. He praised the role played by the overseas Pakistanis as they remit $ 31 billion every year to their motherland which boosts and at times support the limping economy of our country. He added that their contribution to the Land of Pure cannot be expressed in words.
The distribution is a continuation of the process which was started by Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sattar, Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Chairman BOG on 12th July 2010. On that day, a Press Conference was held in Islamabad in which all details and prevailing issues to the affectees were addressed and announced clearly that this Mark-up amount would be distributed to those affectees who got claims by UN Compensation in 1995 and 2003.
This process will continue in other Regional Offices of OPF also until the process of distribution of this amount is completed.
For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326