President urges Pakistanis overseas to use their wits and knowledge for the country’s progress

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday called on supervised Pakistanis to further contribute to the progress and prosperity of the country by sharing their knowledge, experience, intelligence and expertise in relevant fields which is now possible through online platforms without requiring a physical presence.

The President, addressing a ceremony held to recognize invaluable contributions from overseas, said Pakistan desperately needed educated, trained, refined and highly productive human resources, which was fundamentally essential to the progress and prosperity of the country. The ceremony was attended by the Chairman of the Welfare Society for Overseas Pakistanis Rights Dawood Ghaznavi, a host of prominent Overseas Pakistanis and others.

President Alvi called on all stakeholders, the government and the private sector to take concrete and meaningful steps to create conditions conducive to the retention of productive human resources, as a country’s physical resources have remained untapped due to ‘a shortage of skilled labor in the past, which had a negative impact. development and progress of the country. He said he had been making efforts to secure the right to vote for Pakistanis abroad, which could easily be possible with the help of technology or online voting.

The President said that since the majority of overseas Pakistanis could not opt ​​to vote by mail due to the laws of their host country or could not physically travel to Pakistan to vote, a system of Credible, verifiable and technology-based electronic voting was therefore the best possible solution. He said the world was progressing by leaps and bounds with the help of technology, unfortunately, Pakistan was lagging behind in the adoption of technology.

He called on stakeholders to continue deliberations on adopting technological solutions to grant voting rights to overseas Pakistanis. President Alvi said there was a growing trend among overseas Pakistanis to resettle in Pakistan with a view to providing their children with an acceptable social and cultural environment which he said was a welcoming trend and should be leveraged to use their high quality learning, knowledge and know-how to substantially improve the quality of our products and services.

He also called on the government to take all necessary measures to adjust and employ the skilled, educated, knowledgeable and high quality human resources of Pakistan that were currently needed to catalyze growth and progress in all sectors of the economy. national. He added that the dignity of the people and the country would improve in proportion to the improvement of the economic and financial prospects, the improvement in the quality and quantity of trained and educated human resources, the application of the law in a fair and equitable manner, creating transparent, auditable structures and convenient business processes and bringing greater transparency to our business dealings.

He acknowledged the valuable contributions of Overseas Pakistanis in strengthening the economic and financial prospects of the country by sending their hard-earned sizable remittances to Pakistan. He said there were about 10 million Pakistanis living abroad and they were all ambassadors of Pakistan.

Donald E. Patel