OPF was established under the Emigration Ordinance, 1979. It was registered on 8th July, 1979 as Not for Profit Company under the Companies Act, 1913 (now Companies Act, 2017, Section-42). It is a public sector company to be governed under Public Sector Companies (Corporate Governance) Rules, 2013 of Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). The Board of Governors is supreme body and all operations of OPF are managed under overall control of the Board and policy directions from Government.
To develop OPF as a progressive, effective, dedicated, credible and professionally self-sustained organization striving for the economic and social welfare of overseas Pakistanis working or settled abroad and their families/dependents living in Pakistan and ultimately act as a one-window solution provider to all problems faced by overseas Pakistanis.
The issues faced by the overseas Pakistanis and their families are resolved in an efficient manner. OPF will make efforts to enhance the contributions of overseas Pakistanis towards the development and progress of Pakistan through their remittances, investments and technological expertise.