Pakistani expats most valuable assets: Zulfi Bukhari

Dubai: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfikar Bukhari on Monday said Pakistani expats were the most valuable assets of Pakistan. During his visit to Omron Labour Camp in Dubai, he said government was running a campaign to create awareness about sending money through legal channels and the benefits that Pakistan could reap through such process. On the occasion, Zulfikar Bukhari went inside the labour camp and personally asked individuals about the facilities that were being provided and the problems that they had been facing. Noticing the smiling faces he said, if my visit can bring smiles on their faces, I will visit every labor camp to meet every Pakistani worker anywhere in the world”. Bukhari also said that we are running a campaign to create awareness about sending money through legal channels and about the benefits that Pakistan can reap through such process. Every worker or businessman who lives and works outside Pakistan will have to play a part in bringing about the change we have envisioned for Pakistan. On the occasion, a Musical Night was organized by the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to entertain Pakistani workers. At the end of the musical night, Zulfikar Bukhari distributed gifts to the workers sponsored by NBP. This was his second visit to a labor camp in the region. The arrival of the Bukhari proved to be a pleasant surprise for Pakistani workers. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary in a statement last month said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was creating an enabling environment for the expatriate Pakistanis to make investment in the country. “We are giving special importance to the overseas Pakistanis in our policies,” he said while addressing the Pakistani community in London. Addressing the Pakistani community in Kaula Lumpur in November, Prime Minister Imran Khan said remittances sent home by overseas Pakistani helped run the country. The prime minister urged the Pakistani community in Malaysia to send remittances through legal channel in order to help boost the country’s finances.