District OPCs made more active, says Dr Shahid

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Vice Chairperson Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab, Dr. Shahid Mehmood has said that District Overseas Pakistanis Committees (OPC) are being made more active at divisional and district level so that the problems of overseas Pakistanis can be solved according to their aspirations.

He further said that the meetings with IG Punjab and Additional Chief Secretary Punjab have yielded positive results due to which the problems of expats are being resolved expeditiously.

These views were expressed by him while presiding over a weekly meeting with the officials of Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab via video link here on Friday.

Earlier, Commissioner OPC Syed Khadim Abbas while giving a detailed briefing said that on the direction of Vice Chairperson OPC Dr. Shahid Mahmood, 921 complaints of Overseas Pakistanis have been resolved within 2 weeks while the remaining complaints will be resolved soon.

He told that the meetings with IG Punjab and Additional Chief Secretary Punjab have yielded positive results due to which the problems of overseas Pakistanis in other districts besides Lahore and Bahawalpur divisions have been resolved expeditiously while dealing officers of OPC are also attending District Overseas Pakistanis Committee meetings via Video link on regular basis.

On the occasion, Vice Chairperson OPC Dr. Shahid Mehmood directed the OPC officers to make the front desk of OPC Punjab more active so that the visiting overseas Pakistanis feel that OPC is fully mobilized to serve them. He also directed the officers to complete the work of newsletter as soon as possible. The meeting was attended by Commissioner OPC Syed Khadim Abbas, Director General OPC Ishratullah Khan Niazi, Director Admin OPC Tanveer Majid, Director Police Matters OPC Imtiaz Ahmed, Director Revenue and PC Aslam Rame, Deputy Director and Dealing Officers.

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