'Out Of Box Policy Needed To Resolve Expats Problems'

'Out of box policy needed to resolve expats problems'

LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 22nd Nov, 2016 ) : The Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab authorities asked the administration of Rawalpindi division to expedite the resolution mechanism of complaints relating to overseas Pakistanis. The OPC asked the administration to adopt "out of box" strategy for early redressal of the issues of expats. This was stated during a meeting of Vice Chairperson OPC Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner OPC Afzaal Bhatti with Commissioner Rawalpindi Azmat Mehmood on Tuesday.

DG, OPC Javed Iqbal Bokhari and Director Legal OPC Raja Zubair were also present. Vice Chairperson OPC Shaheen Khalid Butt told the participants that overseas Pakistanis were real ambassadors of the country and the OPC Punjab was pursuing a vigorous policy to help expatriates regarding redressal of their complaints. Commissioner OPC Afzaal Bhatti informed the meeting that district Overseas Pakistanis Committees (DOPCs) of the entire division should pro-actively work so that grievances of the overseas Pakistanis could be solved at the earliest.

The OPC delegation also briefed the meeting about its working and the steps taken by the commission to help the Pakistanis living abroad. Afzaal Bhatti asked the divisional administration to ensure two meetings of DOPCs during a month and special cell should be established at district level. Commissioner Rawalpindi Azmat Mehmud assured the delegation of the OPC of full support and directed the civil and police administration to give priority to the issues of the overseas Pakistanis and proceedings regarding redressal of complaints should be properly uploaded on web complaints portal of OPC. During the meeting, certain complaints of overseas Pakistanis were discussed in detail and the Commissioner Rawalpindi issued directions regarding redressal of these complaints.