The Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) is considering opening a school in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). This was said by Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Managing Director Iftikhar Babar while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis at Parliament House.
He said that the first OPF school would be established in Parachinar, Kurram Agency, for which a letter already been sent to the political agent for approval.
He said that a proposed special quota for the children of overseas Pakistanis from Fata in OPF educational and training institutions is also under consideration.
He further said that a “welcome lounge” for overseas Pakistanis has been established at the OPF head office in Islamabad, while the swift centre at the head office — a joint OPF-Nadra project — started work on July 15.
Babar said vocational training centres would be established Peshawar, Swat and Karachi this year, adding that similar centres would be established in other cities subject to the approval of the OPF Board of Governors.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2013.