Overseas Ministry launches website

By Ajmal Khan Yusafzai

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) has launched a website to welcome the charitable donations from Pakistani expatriates in a bid to help the people affected by the countrywide lockdowns and to stop the spread of coronavirus.
“Now, the Pakistani expatriates can take responsibility of the most vulnerable families whose lives are devastated by the partial lockdowns imposed in the country for containing the spread of COVID-19,†Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari Monday said while launching the website here at his office.
He said the website would work as a conduit for the donations from overseas Pakistanis towards the Prime Minister’s COVID Relief Fund. It would also enable the expats to directly take responsibility of a family’s ration for a certain period of time, he added. The special assistant said the overseas Pakistanis could donate USD10,000 maximum on the website: covid.ophrd.gov.pk to support the government’s relief effort against the coronavirus.