Rights of overseas Pakistanis to be safeguarded: Shehbaz

Overseas police stations to be set up immediately

Staff Reporter

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that no one will be allowed to usurp the rights of Pakistanis living abroad or grab their properties and so there is a need for collective efforts to ensure the rights of overseas Pakistanis and to resolve their problems.
He was addressing a high level meeting, here on Saturday which reviewed the performance of Overseas Pakistanis Commission, Punjab. The meeting decided to set up overseas police stations for helping Pakistanis living abroad.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that overseas Pakistanis are ambassadors of the country and Overseas Pakistanis Commission has been set up to safeguard their hard-earned money.
He said that the problems of Pakistanis living abroad will be resolved on priority basis and they will be extended all out political, legal and moral help.
The Chief Minister said that it is responsibility of the government to resolve the problems of overseas Pakistanis and a commission has been set up for this purpose. He said that it has also been decided to establish overseas police stations to redress the grievances of overseas Pakistanis immediately.
He said that overseas police stations will be set up in those cities on priority basis of which a large number of people are living abroad. The Chief Minister directed Inspector General Police to immediately implement the programme of establishing overseas police stations.
He said that after establishment of overseas police stations, front desks will also be set up at airports to resolve problems of Pakistanis returning to the country. Shehbaz Sharif further directed that the cases pertaining to Board of Revenue and districts should be decided on merit and justice as early as possible so that relief could be provided to overseas Pakistanis in the real sense. He directed that an effective strategy should be adopted for early disposal of cases regarding anti-corruption.
Shehbaz Sharif further directed that participation of DCOs and DPOs of the districts concerned in the meetings of Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab should be ensured. He said that there should be an effective coordination between the departments and institutions concerned and administrative departments for resolving the matters relating to Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab.

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