Govt fulfilled promises of bringing back stranded Pakistanis and overseas workers: PM Imran

Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said so far 250,000 Pakistanis have returned home despite global air travel disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic, adding that his government had fulfilled its promise to bring back stranded Pakistanis and overseas workers.

“Despite massive disruptions in global air travel, we have fulfilled our promise of bringing back stranded Pakistanis and our overseas workers. 250,000 Pakistanis from around the world have been brought home,” PM Imran said in a tweet on Saturday.

He added his government would continue to support overseas Pakistanis in every way possible.

Last month, the prime minister had approved the resumption of international flights after Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari raised the matter with him.

Later the federal government had announced it would provide employment to the dismissed Overseas Pakistanis and have prepared a special portal to facilitate unemployed returning nationals.

Registration began on the website of Overseas Employment Cooperation for the dismissed Overseas Pakistanis, under which those who have lost their jobs and have returned home from abroad will be able to get re-employment.

Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari shared that through the platform returning Pakistanis would be able to apply for re-employment abroad, certified training and can also register for financial assistance from the government.