Opc, opf to enhance cooperation to redress expats’ problems


Observer Report

Lahore—With a view to early redress the expats’ complaints pertaining to 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 cooperation 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 Afzal Bhatti while addressing the meeting of officers of 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 Afzal 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 OPC Punjab, several federal government institutions have nominated their focal persons to coordinate with the OPC. 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 federal government, to the OPF, where a designated cell would take them up and expedite the redressal process.