Overseas Pakistanis real asset to country: CM

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Says OPC turned into a vibrant institute to resolve expats woes

Staff Reporter

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday said that overseas Pakistanis are real assets as they have always come forward to help the country in difficult times. “The services of expatriates in strengthening the economy cannot be overlooked.”

Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was talking to a delegation of EU-Pakistan Friendship Federation led by its Chairman Pervez Iqbal while called on him here on Saturday.

Matters of mutual interest and resolving the issues of expatriates came under discussion during the meeting.

The meeting also condemned the atrocities and violations of human rights by the Indian Army in Indian illegally occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

Usman Buzdar said that Overseas Pakistani Commission (OPC) has been turned into a vibrant institute as resolution of the problems of overseas Pakistanis is the top propriety of the PTI government.

The Punjab government is ensuring the protection of the rights and property of Overseas Pakistanis.

The incumbent government, under the leadership of PM Imran Khan, is making serious efforts for materializing the dream of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Sir Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal for a developed and prosperous Pakistan.

The Punjab Chief Minister further stated that India is violating all human rights in occupied Kashmir and PM Imran Khan has vigorously presented the case of Kashmir at every forum. Kashmir is the incomplete agenda of Indo-Pak partition, he added.

Kashmir and Pakistan are conjoined twins and India cannot hold Jammu and Kashmir for a long time through oppression.

He said revoking the special status of occupied Kashmir is a dictatorial step of India. The atrocities and savagism of Modi Sarkar are about to end.

Iqbal Losar said they had exposed India in Europe and will continue to do so. CEO Punjab Investment Board and other concerned officers were also present on this occasion.

Meanwhile, a high-level meeting was held under the chair of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at Multan AirPort Lounge on his arrival from Lahore, which was attended by senior officers.

The Chief Minister was briefed about the law & order situation and progress on various development projects.

Usman Buzdar directed to take all possible measures to maintain the law & order situation and safeguarding the lives and property of people.

He also directed to take legal action against the law-breakers by adopting a zero-tolerance policy against them.

He also directed to take all possible steps to curb those who are spreading hateful content on social media.

The Chief Minister further directed to complete all ongoing development projects in Multan within the stipulated timeframe adding that special attention should be paid on the quality of work.

Concerned officers should go in the fields and personally inspect the pace and standard of these ongoing developmental projects.

he said that these projects should be monitored on regular basis and the progress report should be submitted every month.

Usman Buzdar said that the development of backward and ignorant areas is the manifesto of PTI government and he is personally monitoring the progress of development projects.

Delays in development projects will not be tolerated, he warned. Commissioner Multan Division, Deputy Commissioner, RPO and CPO attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, CM Usman Buzdar expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of senior journalist Ghani Chaudhry.

In his condolence message on Saturday, he extended heartfelt sympathies and condolences with the bereaved family members.

 

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