In order to expand existing scholarship programs of the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation to provide financial support to a larger number of children of overseas Pakistanis, the Board of Governors, in its 139th meeting approved in principle, the creation of Overseas Pakistanis Education Fund (OPEF) as a pilot project for the current financial year, for local students overseas Pakistanis only. The Board also approved an allocation of Rs. 30 Million in the next financial year budget for the award of scholarships to children of overseas Pakistanis studying in Pakistan, with a special focus on eligibility criteria. In this regard, a comprehensive presentation including the working methodology of the program was already presented to the Board of Governors. In this regard, Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) has agreed to provide OPF its technical, logistic, and manpower support for the establishment of the Overseas Pakistanis Education Fund (OPEF). PEEF will assist OPF in the disbursement of scholarships throughout Pakistan.
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