The Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab has got retrieved more than 441 Kanal precious land, valued more than 40 million rupees in the open market. This is the largest land which has been got vacated from the illegal squatters by the commission in terms of size.
Commissioner OPC Afzaal Bhatti disclosed this in a statement issued here today. While giving details about this landmark achievement of the OPC, he said that an applicant, namely Asghar Ali, lodged a complaint to the commission that his 441 kanal and ten marla agri land in Thatti Anok Singh, district Hafiz Abad has been illegally occupied by some influentials of the area. They have had refused to vacate the land and also threatened him of dire consequences. The applicant further said that he is residing in Saudi Arabia and cannot grapple with the land-grabbers.
Afzaal Bhatti said that this complaint was referred to the District Overseas Pakistanis Committee, Hafiz Abad for further necessary action. This committee pursued the case vigorously. After a legal battle and through support of the line departments, the whole land was got vacated from the illegal occupants and handed over to the applicant, Asghar Ali who has thanked the commission for its support and cooperation.
Commissioner further said that OPC vigorously pursues the complaints of expatriate Pakistanis to help protect their legal rights. Expat Pakistanis can contact the OPC for the resolution of their issues anytime. We have developed a proactive and efficient institutional mechanism to provide formal support to the complainants so that they could live peacefully abroad, he concluded.