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PM Imran reserves 20pc trade officer jobs for Pakistani diaspora

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday allocated 20 per cent trade officers jobs, in the Pakistan’s missions abroad, for overseas Pakistanis.

Presiding over a high-level meeting on reforms in posting of Trade Officers abroad, PM Imran directed to effectively promote commercial interests of the country especially in the emerging markets.

The prime minister was informed that in order to ensure real-time monitoring of the performance of the trade officers, the entire evaluation process had been made IT-based.

Secretary Commerce Mohammad Younus Dagha also briefed the prime minister about National Trade Data Analytics System which is being developed by the ministry.

Sources said that the new policy, approved by the prime minister, focused on transparent and merit-based selection of the trade officers, market diversification, involvement of Pakistani diaspora, rationalizing the expenditure, broad-based monitoring and performance evaluation and automation of the processes.

Earlier, Govt taking revolutionary steps for overseas Pakistanis: Bukhari

Earlier, Zulfikar Bukhari, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development had said, on February 23, that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal government is taking revolutionary steps for the welfare of overseas Pakistanis.

Chairing a meeting here, he said expatriates would be given employments upon return to Pakistan.

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