Call for effective action to resolve overseas Pakistanis’ problems

WEB DESK : With a view to early redress the expats’ complaints pertaining to the federal government agencies, the Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab has decided to develop close and continuous liaison with the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) of Government of Pakistan.

The enhanced co-operation between these two important institutions would provide better service-delivery to the Pakistanis living abroad.

These views were expressed by Vice Chairperson OPC, Punjab Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti while addressing the meeting of officers of the OPF MD OPF Habib ur Rehman Gillani, DG OPC Javed Iqbal Bukhari and Director (Legal) Raja Zubair also attended the meeting.

Shaheen Khalid Butt and Afzaal Bhatti told that joint collaboration of OPC and OPF would help solve the issues faced by the Overseas Pakistanis relating to federal government ministries, divisions and institutions. They told that on the request of the OPC Punjab, several federal government institutions have nominated their focal persons to co-ordinate with the OPC.

The Vice Chairman and Commissioner further told that the OPC, Punjab is striving for the welfare of Overseas Pakistanis and, so far, half of the received complaints have been settled.

During the meeting, it was decided that OPC would refer the complaints of Overseas Pakistanis about the federal government to the OPF, where a designated cell would take them up and expedite the redressal process.

MD OPF Habib ur Rehman Gillani assured the OPC delegation that all complaints received from Punjab would be solved on priority basis. He said that co-operation between OPC and OPF would yield positive results regarding solution of the grievances of Overseas Pakistanis.

The meeting also reviewed different complaints of Overseas Pakistanis and issued necessary instructions to the quarters concerned to solve them at the earliest.

Source : Business Recorder