Special courts needed to deal with issues of overseas Pakistanis

Separate Courts for Overseas Pakistanis

Recently, MORE Magazine learned that one of the biggest problems the expatriates face is the challenge of dealing with the courts. Afzaal Bhatti – the Commissioner Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab informed us that the delay in the processing of the land issues, and especially the stay orders, are the major hindrances for the OPC in assisting the Overseas Pakistanis.

For solving this problem, the Punjab government has now decided to create separate courts for the Pakistanis living abroad.

According to the details, the chief minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the government would take a review regarding the creation of separate courts for the Pakistanis living abroad after talking to the High Court.

He said millions of Pakistanis living abroad are vital to us. CM stated that the performance of the Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab – an organization created for solving the issues of the expatriates is appreciable.

Shehbaz Sharif has announced to establish the one-window station in the districts from where a large number of people are settled in abroad. In the one-window station, the government will create departments of various organizations where the issues of the overseas Pakistanis would be solved under one roof.

He expressed these views recently while addressing a function in connection with the first anniversary of Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab and Independence Day at Chief Minister’s Office.

It is often observed that the Pakistanis living in the other countries face a lot of problems, and their issues are never redressed. By creating the separate courts for them, the government is taking a significant step towards solving their problems.

According to Afzaal Bhatti, approximately ten million overseas Pakistanis are living in different countries. 60% of Overseas Pakistanis live in the Middle East; and the rest belong to the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), and the other states.

A lot is being done to solve the problems of Pakistanis living abroad. Just recently, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) announced that online voting by 8 million overseas Pakistanis was possible and doable.

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