Govt to announce policy for overseas Pakistanis soon: Farooq Sattar


The government will soon announce a policy for overseas Pakistanis, under which seats will be reserved for them in the Senate and the National Assembly. This was announced by Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Dr Farooq Sattar at a news conference here on Wednesday. He said that overseas Pakistanis constitute 7 to 9 percent of the Pakistani population and they cannot be neglected.
Earlier‚ Dr. Farooq Sattar distributed cheques among the Kuwait-Iraq war affectees. Speaking on the occasion‚ he said that R 700 million were being distributed among 27,000 affected people throughout the country.
He said that cheques worth twenty-thousand rupees have been dispatched to the affectees on their residential addresses.