Govt should allocate seats for overseas Pakistanis: Siraj

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Emir Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Sirajul Haq has said that the government should allocate seats for over-seas Pakistanis in parliament.

Sirajul Haq has said that overseas Pakistanis face problems abroad and back at home due to lethargic attitude of the concerned ministries and embassies.

“Pakistani expats should elect their representatives within the community living abroad through direct elections and send them to the assemblies to make their voice heard properly,” he said, saying the governments mere made hollow claims to address problems of overseas.

He said that the properties of the overseas Pakistanis are being confiscated and occupied and their complaints are not being addressed.

He said that remittances of $30 billion is big source of sup-porting Pakistani economy, adding that delaying the resolution of the problems of those send money has become the routine of the government and bureaucracy, adding that the suppression should be stopped.

This was stated by Emir JI Pakistan Sirajul Haq while addressing the two-day long international conference at Mansoorah. The conference was at-tended by delegations from 25 countries. The con-ference was hosted by Foreign Affairs Department of the JI.

Secretary General JI Ameerul Azim, Emir JI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Professor Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Deputy Secretary General Azhar Iqbal Hassan, Director JI Foreign Affairs Depart-ment Asif Luqman Qazi, JI senior leader Hafiz Mu-hammad Idrees and Information Secretary JI Qaiser Sharif were also present on the occasion.

Sirajul Haq said that Pakistani embassies should be activated for resolution of the problems of overseas Pakistanis, adding that officials of the embassies instead of completion of their job tenure of searching jobs for their relatives should spare some time for Pakistanis.

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