District administration’s role pivotal to address expats issues: Afzaal

Staff Reporter

Commissioner Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab, Afzaal Bhatti has said that there is a need for collective efforts to safeguard the rights of Overseas Pakistanis and role of district administration is very pivotal in this regard as it directly deals with line departments.
During a meeting with Commissioner Lahore Division, Abdullaha Sumbal, to review the resolution process of the complaints of Overseas Pakistanis, in Lahore, Sheikhupura, Kasur and Nankana Sahib Districts, Afzaal Bhatti said that by virtue of vibrant input of field officers at district level, complaints of the Overseas Pakistanis can be addressed in days rather than months.
He said that instead of adopting traditional methods to resolve the issues faced by the Overseas Pakistanis, out of Box strategy should be adopted. Commissioner OPC said that field officers should ensure two meetings of District Overseas Pakistanis Committees (DOPCs) in a month and proceedings regarding redressal of complaints be uploaded on OPC Web Portal regularly. Different Complaints of Overseas Pakistanis also came under discussion during the meeting and Commissioner Lahore Division Abdullaha Sumbal issued necessary instructions to resolve these issues. Director General OPC Syed Javed Iqbal Bokhari and field officers of Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib Districts also attended the meeting.

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