The government has decided to provide health insurance to the families of the new overseas protected labour from October 15 this year across the country.
This was announced by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari along with Special Assistant for Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza in Islamabad on Saturday.
Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari said the Pakistanis, who go abroad for labour, remain worried about their families; therefore, the state of Pakistan has taken responsibility of health facility to their family members.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Zafar Mirza said that the overseas Pakistanis, who have already been living abroad, can also become its part by paying premium.
He said all the diseases for which a patient needs to be admitted to a hospital will be treated under this health cover with the expenditures up to 720,000 in a year.
Updating media persons about the PTI government's Sehat Sahulat Program, Dr. Zafar Mirza said the facility of Sehat Insaf Card has been provided to the needy in forty-three districts of the country.
Syed Zulfikar Bukhari said Independence Day is being observed as Kashmir Solidarity Day and August 15 as Black Day to express solidarity with Kashmiris in Occupied Kashmir.
He said he himself will participate in protest demonstration in front of Indian High Commission in London.