Oct 072015

As per National Database & Registration Authority’s (NADRA) instructions, manual booking of National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) applications, through forms, has been stopped. According to a release issued today, from now onwards, visitors will only be able to apply online for NICOP services at the NADRA Section of the Embassy and Consulate. Manual […]

Sep 192015

The Federal Ombudsman Secretariat has asked the agencies concerned to start work on providing Electronic-gate (E-gate) immigration process at departure and arrival counters of major airports to ensure quick immigration process for passengers. “The basic requirement before providing the E-gate facility is Machine Readable Passports and Smart National Identity Cards. Now most of the overseas […]

Sep 132015

Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab arranged a training workshop for chairpersons and members of District Overseas Committees (DOCs) regarding complaint web portal of the commission. The purpose of workshop was to familiarize the chairpersons and members of DOCs with complaint system of OPC so that they could effectively play their role in the resolution of […]

Sep 122015
List of illegal housing schemes in Islamabad

Capital Development Authority has published an updated list of illegal housing schemes in Islamabad Zone 2, 3, 4 and 5 as well as in sector E-11 where these housing schemes are operating without acquiring formal approval and NOC from CDA. General public is advised to check legal status of any housing scheme they want to invest […]

Sep 102015

KMC Administrator Sajjad Hussain Abbasi said encroachments in Korangi Mehran Town would be demolished to hand over the plots to their actual owners and for this all such affectees should come up with their written complaints. On September 7, six of such plots were handed over to the actual owners-the complainants after recovering it from land grabbers, he said this […]

Aug 292015

By Muhammad Javed There is a lot of hue and cry from the business community, from their sympathizer anchors, columnists on the recent imposition of 0.6% tax, later reduced to 0.3% seeing the power of businessmen on the banking transactions. As since 7-8 years our rulers care much for the rich, Nawaz Sharif has imposed […]

Aug 192015

The superior judiciary decided on Monday to amend laws allowing overseas Pakistanis to record their statements through video conferencing in court proceedings and electronically filing their cases. A meeting of the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) on Monday, under the chairmanship of new Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, considered different […]

Aug 192015

Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum’s (PBIF) president Mian Zahid Hussain has apprehended that many overseas Pakistanis might prefer using hundi system over legal banking channels in the wake of withholding tax (WHT) imposed on bank transactions. In a statement issued on Monday, the PBIF chief said that though the government had imposed the WHT on […]

Aug 192015

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that it stands by its plan to give overseas Pakistanis the right to vote. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the ECP said it was earnestly considering the matter of the basic right to vote of expatriates holding Pakistani citizenship. It pointed out that a high-level committee […]

Aug 162015

Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmed Khokhar, Grievance Commissioner for Overseas Pakistan has said the facilities of e-gates will be started soon at all international airports in Pakistan to facilitate overseas Pakistanis with the coordination of all the concerned agencies. He further said that FIA and Customs departments will increase immigration and clearance desks at all International Airports of Pakistan for facilitation of overseas […]

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