Overseas Pakistanis Youth Council (OPYC)
As per the directives of the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and HRD, OPF in the process of launching an ‘Overseas Pakistanis Youth Council (OPYC)’ for young Pakistanis who have settled abroad and are less familiar with their country of origin and who have not visited Pakistan for an extended period, but have a desire to know their heritage/culture/roots. The selected members of OPYC to have an insight into the making of Naya Pakistan and to gain an understanding of varied aspects of life in the country. The participants to visit places of cultural, social and religious significance, meet with well-known personalities from different walks of life and enjoy a unique opportunity to be apprised of their heritage and the current initiatives and process of development in Pakistan. The participants of OPYC will have the opportunity for an audience with the honourable President and the prime Minister of Pakistan. On their return to their home countries, it is envisaged that they will act as the ambassadors of Pakistan. Initially, OPF is targeting around 20 students from United Kingdom, Europe and Americas in the lunching phase to be made part of OPYC. The members of OPYC are to be selected for a period of one year. Nominations to be forwarded, duly endorsed by Pakistani Missions abroad. The duration of the visit is one week. During their stay in Islamabad, the participants shall also visit Lahore and Peshawar. An OPF conducting officer will accompany the participants throughout the tour. OPF Regional Offices at Lahore and Peshawar will coordinate all tour activities. Government organizations and agencies to extend assistance will make the tour a success and to ensure security of the participants. In the instant context, Application Form and Terms and Conditions, can be obtained from the Consular Section of this Embassy or downloaded from our website “www.pakemb.de”

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