PTI govt launches ‘Yaran-e-Watan program’ for overseas professionals

PTI government had also taken an initiative earlier this month, prime minister’s special assistants on Overseas Pakistanis and Youth Affairs, Zulfi Bukhari and Usman Dar, had agreed to include the Pakistani diaspora in the Tiger Relief Force launched by the prime minister to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus in the country by engaging the youth in relief work.

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The PTI government has taken many good initiatives amid coronavirus pandemic to create ease for the nation. For instance, recently, Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced Covid-19 relief fund for the needy people facing economic hardships in the country.

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched ‘Yaran-e-Watan programme’ on Saturday for overseas Pakistani health professionals where they can volunteer their services to the country during coronavirus crisis.

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In a tweet on Saturday the PM said Pakistani health professionals are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus across the world. He further said that these health professionals want to help Pakistan combat COVID-19. 

“We have launched Yaran-e-Watan initiative for our overseas health professionals who can now register to volunteer their services,” the PM tweeted.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said, ”The Yaran-e-Watan program has been launched with the assistance of Inter­national Organi­sation on Migration and World Health Organi­sation.”

He said this program will offer a two-way engagement by connecting overseas Pakistani health professionals with volunteer healthcare opportunities at Pakistani institutions and healthcare providers.

Moreover, the PTI government had also taken an initiative earlier this month, prime minister’s special assistants on Overseas Pakistanis and Youth Affairs, Zulfi Bukhari and Usman Dar, had agreed to include the Pakistani diaspora in the Tiger Relief Force launched by the prime minister to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus in the country by engaging the youth in relief work.

According to Bukhari, ‘Overseas Tigers’, would ensure that rations are distributed properly with the help of generous people. The ‘Overseas Tigers’ would also collect funds from well-known individuals and munificent people, he said.

“These funds will be used to provide rations to Pakistanis stranded anywhere in the world,” Bukhari had added, noting that the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and the PM’s ‘Corona Relief Tiger Force’ would set up a joint portal for registration.

“The overseas Pakistanis will also be able to donate to the PM’s Corona Relief Fund through the new website,” he had added.

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