Federal Ombudsman to introduce complaints, helplines mechanism

Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan Salman Faruqui took special initiative in public interest for establishment of complaints and helpline mechanism in all federal government departments. He has given this task to Hafiz Ahsan Ahmad Khokhar, Senior Advisor (Law)/Grievance Commissioner for Overseas Pakistanis to coordinate with all stakeholders, said a press release …

Educational facilities for overseas Pakistanis

Distance learning in the Middle East Associated Press of Pakistan Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has prepared a unique plan of providing educational facilities to the Pakistani diaspora, predominantly targeting those living in the Middle East. The endeavour comprises providing online study material and arranging examination facilities in their respective …

Nadra assigned to register overseas Pakistanis

The Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms has assigned National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) with the task to register overseas Pakistanis. Federal Minister for Law and Justice Senator Zahid Hamid told reporters that matters regarding registration of overseas Pakistani voters and purchase of bio-metric and electronic machines were discussed during a …

Dubai market attracts overseas Pakistanis

WHT on banking transactions Lahore: Dubai property market has become a major investment destination for oversees Pakistanis, particularly after the imposition of withholding tax on banking transactions and new property evaluation system introduced in the last federal budget 2016-17. Real estate market agents have said they thought the UAE property …

First Pakistan community medical centre in Dubai

The not-for-profit health-care facility will be built through ‘own a brick’ campaign Dubai: In a novel attempt to raise funds for a multi-speciality medical centre, the Pakistan Association in Dubai (PAD) has launched an ‘own a brick’ campaign for the Dh12 million facility. The first-ever not-for-profit Pakistan Medical Centre project …

IN THIS WORLD, ONLY OPF CAN DO IT

Muhammad Javed I don’t exactly know how many offices in the name of Overseas Pakistanis (OPs) like Punjab OP Commissioner, Federal OP Commissioner, OPF, Overseas Division, Overseas Ministries, special cells for Ops and welfare officers abroad exist.  All these practically are to provide jobs to dear ones. Police Stations for OPs …

FBR, realtors clinch property valuation deal

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and realty stakeholders on Saturday agreed on new valuation tables — for the purposes of taxation — of property prices in major cities of the country. Both sides also agreed on new tax rates, and the FBR accepted suggestions on the process of …