Progress requires technology and technology requires qualified manpower. Persisting brain drain continues to deprive the country of expertise and skills of the most talented men and women who have chosen to settle abroad.
The existence abroad of a large number of Pakistani professionals has been a source of grave concern to the Government, as it constitutes a serious drain on the manpower resources available for development in Pakistan. We are, therefore, looking forward to our qualified expatriate nationals for their active participation in nation building activities. The Programme therefore provides a centralize forum for the Highly Skilled Professionals (HQPs) within the country and out of country to interact each other, get better opportunity, and Government of Pakistan can better utilize their valuable services for transfer of modern know-how/knowledge and cutting edge technology, capacity building in priority sector programme and strengthening of our different departments/industry and in order to help and improve the economy of Pakistan.

Under the enlightened vision of the Honourable President of Pakistan, the National Talent Pool has therefore enlarged and expanded the available facility through the PSDP Programme titled "President’s Programme for Care of Highly Qualified Overseas Pakistanis" (PPQP) to facilitate high level Pakistani professionals abroad for their placement in Pakistan through short to long terms technical assistance to avail benefits of their expertise for specific inputs in their areas of specialization, for public and private sector within the country. Implementation of this programme surely plays an effective role to address the ill effects of brain drain and prevalent worldwide recession by faciltating Highly Qualified Overseas Pakistanis to access to job opportunities in Pakistan and Internationally.

This programme facilitates our organizations/ institutions including production units to meet their deficient areas in various fields of specialization which include engineering, medicine / surgery, physical sciences, Energy, Nano-Technology, Bio-Science/ Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Environment, Agriculture, Economics, Management, IT and in other social sectors.

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Visit of Federal Secretary Mr. Hassan Iqbal to National Talent Pool and PPQP , is planned on 02 September, 2015.

Mr. Hassan Iqbal has taken up the charge as Federal Secretary for Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training.

Ms. Khalida Gulnar, has taken up the charge as Director General, National Talent Pool, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training.

Mr. Abdul Qayyum Khosa is currently on 20 weeks assignment at AHKNCRD Establishment Division...

Project Title PPQP has been allocated an amount of Rs. 50 Millions in PSDP FY (2015-16).

A meeting of Project Management Committee was held under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, on 28th May, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. The 23 cases of highly qualified overseas Pakistanis were discussed in which 14 cases have been approved.

Dr. Muhammad Akram Khan from Australia specialized in Plant Breeding & Genetics is on 4 weeks assignment at University of Agriculture Faisalabad.

The visit of Expatriate Pakistani Professionals in various field of specialization in country is planed in the month of September...

Mr. Muhammad Taimur Khan, Joint Secretary has taken up the charge as Director General, National Talent Pool, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training.

9th PMC meeting is schedule to held on 30th December 2014 under the chairmanship of Secretary, where 29 cases of visits of expatriates of Pakistan Professional will be consider to finalize, host organization representatives will also attend the meeting to justify their visits.

Dr. Hassan Qudrat Ullah from Canada specialized in Decision Sciences will join from 9th of April, 2015 to 23rd April, 2015 for two weeks assignment at Hajvery University Lahore.