President Dr. Arif Alvi has called upon Overseas Pakistanis to contribute more to the progress and prosperity of the country by sharing their knowledge, experience, intellect, and expertise in different fields.
Addressing an event regarding Overseas Pakistanis in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said Pakistan desperately needs educated, trained, refined and highly productive human resource.
He called upon all stakeholders, government and private sector to take concrete and meaningful steps to create enabling conditions for the retention of productive human resource.
He noted the physical resources of a country remain unexploited due to a shortage of trained manpower.
Appreciating the efforts and contributions of overseas Pakistanis, the President said there are around ten million Pakistanis living abroad and they are all ambassadors of Pakistan.
He asked them to use formal banking channels for the transfer of remittances so that their hard earned money could properly be used for the progress of the country.
Arif Alvi said that right to vote through internet is possible and it is the need of the hour to facilitate overseas Pakistanis to exercise their right.
President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi awards, “Presidential Medal of Excellence” to distinguished Overseas Pakistanis for their services to Pakistan & the diaspora in recognition of their excellence and gallantry in their respective fields.