POEPA: (Job promoters can reduce unemployment in country: POEPA)

March 9, 2016 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Overseas Employment Promoters Association (POEPA) on Thursday said POEPA can send large number of unemployed people abroad enabling them to earn a decent living.

Job promoters should be provided facilities so that they can send manpower abroad to reduce unemployment in the country and help country earn hefty foreign exchange, said Ch. Mohammad Afzal, Chairman POEPA.

In a statement, he said just demands of overseas employment promoters should be accepted so that they can serve country with peace of mind. He said those going abroad to serve their families and country should get tax, fee and other relaxations to boost positive trend of overseas employment.

Mohammad Afzal demanded that promoters should not be ignored or harassed as it damages work environment. He also called for empowering concerned ministry and other departments to streamline working environment.

National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) should ensure timely issuance of National Identity Cards to the Overseas Pakistanis and practice of collecting urgent fee should be abolished in the national interest, he demanded. He said delay in the processing of CNICs for those going overseas must be noticed.

He said all the important vacancies lying vacant in the ministry of overseas Pakistanis should be filled immediately, licensing and visa issues of job promoters should be resolved by the government and merit should be followed in posting of community welfare and labour attaches.