‘Concrete steps taken to facilitate expats ‘

By Bushra

LAHORE: Vice Chairperson Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab Ch. Waseem Akhtar has said that all the concrete steps are being taken for the timely resolution of the problems of Overseas Pakistanis. He said that it has been decided in a high-powered meeting chaired by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfi Bokhari that efforts to be made for the integration of OPC Portal and Pakistan Citizen Portal in order to push for one Portal across the country.
Waseem Akhtar said that this step will help in resolving the issues of overseas Pakistanis pertaining to federal departments smoothly which are a milestone achieved for the service of overseas Pakistanis. Complaints of overseas Pakistanis will now be resolved via Pakistan Citizen Portal and the performance of Pakistan Citizen Portal is already phenomenal as we know it. He further said that for the provision of assistance to overseas Pakistanis, Police Facilitation Centre/Desk shall be established in at least 5 major cities of Punjab.
DG (BE&OE) will provide the name of the cities as per diasporas frequency, MD (OPF) will maintain liaison with Punjab Police to allot piece of land in Lahore by March 2020. Directions from Chief Secretary Punjab shall be given to all departments to attend the Monthly Review Meetings of Overseas Pakistanis Commission.