May 252015

Associated Press of Pakistan One Window Facilitation Desk has started working at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport which will help overseas Pakistanis sort out grievances relating to at least 12 federal government departments which is being monitored by ombudsman on weekly basis. It was on the initiative of the Federal Ombudsman, Salam Farooqi that a […]

May 222015

ECP backtracking from Electronic Voting Machines and voting rights for overseas Pakistanis The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seems to be backtracking on its plans to introduce Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), at least for the next general elections scheduled in 2018. Having proposed the adoption of electronic voting machines in its second-five year reforms program […]

May 222015

ONLINE The diversity possessed by the real estate market of Lahore has allowed property buyers and investors from a wide range of financial backgrounds to find a piece of land matching their requirements as well as their budgets. But while serving affluent investors and buyers with investment options as posh and prime as Defence Housing […]

May 162015

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has appreciated the efforts of the Government of Pakistan in timely repatriation of overseas Pakistanis from Yemen. During the 13th meeting of the committee on Friday, it also directed the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) to evolve a mechanism to cope with any untoward […]

May 032015

The Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah on Saturday launched a courier service to deliver the passports at the doorsteps of the Pakistani expatriates living within the Consulate’s jurisdiction. Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society Dr Saeed Illahi and Consul General Aftab A Khokher inaugurated the courier service in a ceremony held at the Consulate. [lastupdated] […]

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 […]

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