As per the directives of the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis & HRD, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation is 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 members of OPYC will be selected for a period of one year.

The selected members of OPYC will be encouraged to have an insight into the making of Naya Pakistan and to gain substantial knowledge of varied aspects of life in the country. The participants will visit places of cultural, social and religious significance, have meetings with well-known personalities from different walks of life and enjoy a unique opportunity to be apprised of their heritage and the process of current development initiatives 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.

Terms and Conditions of the Overseas Pakistanis Youth Council (OPYC) are placed on the website for perusal. Application Form is also available on the High Commission’s website for those who are interested to join the OPYC.

Terms & Conditions – Overseas Pakistanis Youth Council (OPYC)

Formation of Overseas Pakistanis Youth Council (OPYC) under the
auspices of OPF for young Pakistanis settled abroad, who 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 will have an insight into the making of Naya Pakistan and to gain substantial knowledge of varied aspects of life in the country. The participants will visit places of cultural, social and religious significance, have meetings with well-known personalities from different walks of life and enjoy a unique opportunity to be apprised of their heritage and the process of current development initiatives 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.

Eligibility:
i. An applicant must be a student of a recognized and a registered educational institution in New Zealand.
ii. Age of applicant should be between 18 to 25 years.

Conditions:
i. The members of OPYC will be selected for a period of one year.
ii. Return international airfare to Pakistan to be borne by the applicant.
iii. Expenses on local hospitality, travelling, boarding/lodging to be borne by OPF.
iv. Application form to be endorsed by Pakistan High Commission in New Zealand.
v. Any false information will be liable to cancellation of application.

Download the Application Form