Apr 192015
 

Overseas Commission Punjab will appoint focal persons at all international airports of Punjab for the guidance of overseas Pakistanis and PIA will extend complete cooperation in appointing focal persons. This was decided during a meeting with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Civil Aviation Shujat Azeem and Commissioner Overseas Commission Punjab Afzaal Bhatti in Islamabad. DG Punjab Overseas Commission Kh. Daud […]

Apr 182015
 

Wafaqi Mohtasib’s great initiative to resolve issues related to expatriates Wafaqi Mohtasib, Salman Faruqui, has launched a website as part of his institution’s efforts to extend relief to the overseas Pakistanis, remarking that 80-85 per cent complaints overall were disposed of through a conciliatory approach. Faruqui inaugurated the website, touted to be the world’s first […]

Apr 142015
 

Senior Member Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Former Governor of Punjab Mohammad Sarwar has said “Pakistan is in the brink of an economic downturn. Corruption is a cancer in our nation which has deeply permeated in every strata of our society. It is a multi-faceted problem which can only be fought back through all possible fronts of […]

Apr 102015
 

The Honorable Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan, Mr. M. Salman Faruqui NI, has established the Grievance Commissioner Cell for Overseas Pakistanis in Federal Ombudsman Secretariat by appointing Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar Advocate Supreme court of Pakistan, Senior Advisor Law/Registrar as Grievance Commissioner for Overseas Pakistanis under Section (7) of the Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms Act, 2013, […]

Mar 282015
 

Islamabad: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has cast its wide net against around 100 housing schemes operating in the twin cities without obtaining No Objection Certificates (NOCs) from relevant civic agencies. Sources in the NAB confided that NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has taken notice of reports that several housing schemes have popped up in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, and […]

Mar 282015
 

Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif on Friday said that any delay in solving the problems of overseas Pakistanis will not be endured. He was addressing a gathering at the founding ceremony of Overseas Pakistanis Commission at CM House Lahore on Friday. He said that overseas Pakistanis send 15 billion dollars to Pakistan and they are playing an important role in growth […]

Mar 122015
 
LIKE 1970 LEVEY

By Muhammad Javed In the talk shows we often hear that a one Rupee levy levied in 1970 in the name of the then devastating Bangladesh floods still we continue paying.  Effective 1st October 2012 PTA in the name of controlling grey traffic increased up to 400% the international incoming calls to Pakistan to make rich the […]

Mar 052015
 
AN OMBUDSMAN FOR OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS

By Muhammad Javed Senior columnist, anchor and Editor Haroon Rasheed last month in his talk show twice desired establishment of an independent Ombudsman for Overseas Pakistanis (OPs).  He disclosed that Ch. Nissar told him that action on this proposal has already started.  Action on such proposal is always prompt as it would provide about 100 dear ones top […]

Mar 042015
 

Pakistani government’s decision to transfer the sensitive task of issuance of passports to Pakistani expatriates from Ministry of Interior to Ministry of Foreign Affairs has caused security concerns and reservations are being expressed about the viability and need of some of the austerity measures. The papers seen by The News show that the National Database […]

Feb 272015
 

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has ordered to immediately abolish the international clearing house (ICH) that will result in considerable decrease in the rates of incoming call to Pakistan.The PTA has directed all the mobile phone companies and telephone service providers to comply with the new policy and report the same to the authority.Sources […]

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