Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari on Wednesday stated that the government was considering several incentives for overseas Pakistanis, a news source reported. He said that the government intended to offer these individuals discounted airfares, pensions, easy remittance transfers, and investment opportunities.
Bukhari highlighted that the government was considering a policy on this matter. He added that there was a possibility that these incentives for overseas Pakistanis be introduced within the next few months.
Bukhari said that the government was planning to expand the Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) by bringing informal workers under its net. This would include drivers, labourers, cooks, other domestic workers, he added.
He also highlighted the government’s recent policy on hiring overseas Pakistanis who had lost their jobs during the coronavirus recession. He added that these individuals were hired as ‘jungle workers’ for the PM’s Ten Billion Tree Tsunami initiative.