Establishment of fast-track courts for expats in final phase: SAPM Bukhari

Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has said the establishment of fast track courts for overseas Pakistanis is in its final phase.

The special assistant chaired a high-powered committee meeting on Citizen Portal for the provinces of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Officials from Prime Minister Delivery Unit (PMDU) briefed the committee about the status of complaints of Overseas Pakistanis on the complaint portal.

The Inspector Generals of Police of all provinces participated through video link. They apprised the committee about the high number of complaints by Overseas Pakistanis pending in the courts. They showed their inability to intervene into matters which were already under hearing in different courts.

SAPM Bukhari said the stablishment of fast-track courts for overseas Pakistanis is in its final phase. He further said that the summary is with the Ministry of Law. Overseas Courts would be established once the summary is approved.

Bukhari asked the members of the committee to ensure prompt resolution of complaints by Overseas Pakistanis. He further said that Overseas Pakisanis are the backbone of our economy and send huge amount of foreign exchange, and it is the government policy to facilitate them in all possible ways.

SAPM further asked the representatives of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhua to establish overseas commissions in their respective provinces. He said the Punjab Overseas Commission is a successful model and Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkua should follow it.

The meeting was attended by the Inspector Generals and Secretary Labour of all the provinces and members from Ministry of Interior and Prime Minister Delivery Unit.

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