ISLAMABAD : As many as 650 professional and qualified Pakistani expatriates have submitted their Curriculum Vitaes (CVs) at the 'Naya Pakistan Calling' (NPC) online web portal, showing their interest to directly contribute in the national development.
These overseas Pakistanis have registered themselves at the official website of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), expressing their readiness to share their expertise to build the Naya Pakistan envisioned by Prime Minister Imran Khan, an official source at OPF said.
The NPC was a web portal set up by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development in first 100-days of the government to reintegrate Pakistani Diaspora in national mainstream.
The CVs of all aspirants had been forwarded to the departments concerned which were being processed at this stage, the source said, adding that the contenders would be given an opportunity to share their professional skills in their relevant fields.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari said that this platform was established on the instruction of Premier Imran who "is keen to utilise the valuable asset [expats] of the country".
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"The idea was based on brain gain, and earlier, the previous regimes did not pay heed to use this resourceful segment of the country, which resulted into brain drain," he added.
The prime minister's aide also said the government is providing a gateway to the expatriates to involve them in policy and decision-making process of the country, for which they would be placed as the members of important departments’ boards.
He also urged the expatriates to convince their friends and relatives for applying on the portal. "The government needs their support and worthy suggestions to translate PM Imran's vision into reality."
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