Islamabad—Around 8,00 residential and commercial plots are still vacant in the different Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) housing schemes across the country.

Talking to APP, Managing Director OPF Israr Khan Jamali said including that 556 residential and 244 commercial plots are still vacant besides that 59 residential plots and 100 Kanal area of commercial vacant in OPF Zone-V housing scheme.

He said across the country seven housing schemes completed for Overseas Pakistanis including Raiwind road phase-I in Lahore, Bhimber road Gujrat, Naudero road Larkana, Moro road Dadu, Budhni road Peshawar, Chittarpari Mirpur AJK phase-I,II,III and Airport road Turbat.

The 55% development work has been completed of OPF, Housing Scheme Zone-V and soon allotment letters would be issued to the allottees.

Israr Jamali said that 25 schools and colleges established throughout the county to look after the needs of children of Overseas Pakistanis adding that more five new colleges would be set up soon across the country.

Around 6.3 million Pakistani work force working abroad, including Africa 95,508, America 1,206,297 Asia & Far East 199,945, Australia & New Zealand 35,000, Europe 1,773,413 and Middle East 2,991,108 respectively.

Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis has established 21 offices of Community Welfare Attaches (CWA) in 15 countries to look after the welfare of the Pakistani emigrants, he added.

CWA to safeguard the interests of the Pakistani emigrants in the host country and settle their dispute, if any, with their employers.

Managing Director of OPF Israr Khan Jamali said that the main purpose of its to advanced the social welfare of the Pakistanis working overseas and their families in Pakistan by identifying their problems and contributing their solutions.—APP