Expat Pakistani Talent: There’s Not Much Here To Motivate Them to Return

DR. ISHRAT HUSAIN: There is little doubt the main driver of growth and shared prosperity in the 21st century is the knowledge economy. The evidence of this has already been demonstrated by Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, etc. China is embarking upon the same path. Most of these countries have invested heavily in their higher educational […]

Islamabad Seeks to Raise Up to $1 Billion From Expats as Reserves Dwindle

Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves falling fastest in Asia Irshad Salim — Pakistan’s economic managers have flagged off  a long-awaited plan to raise as much as $1 billion from its diaspora in its latest effort to boost foreign-exchange reserves that have dropped close to the lowest in three years. The government now plans to launch an […]

Overseas Pakistanis ‘Own’ a $587 Million Org. Called ‘OPF’

IRSHAD SALIM — Pakistani expatriates collectively own a $587 million+ organization back home but were unaware until the newly appointed Chairman Board of Governors of the Overseas Pakistan Foundation (OPF) broke the news at a town-hall-style meet of more than 500 Pakistanis at the embassy in Riyadh. More than 2.5 million Pakistanis are in the […]