Pakistanis holding dual nationality should be allowed to participate in polls

An acclaimed overseas Pakistani has stressed the need to allow dual nationality holders to participate in politics, saying such professionals (as holding dual nationality) can make progress towards resolving chronic problems ailing the national economy.   Being a Pakistani and US national, I can contest elections in the United States …

Development work restarts in Sector G-14 Islamabad

Development work in Sector G-14 Islamabad has restarted as the concerned officers of the city administration and police have started regular monitoring in the area. The development work was stopped following the threats from the affectees in the area. Deputy Director (Technical) Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) Rana Munir Ahmed informed that construction of an …

VOTE DISCRIMINATION

By Muhammad Javed So finally the Overseas Pakistanis (OPs) will cast their votes in the coming elections. I have for 30 years myself been an Overseas Pakistani. The hectic activity of the last four five months suggests perhaps non casting of the their vote was the biggest shortfall, problem, hurdle …

Lahore’s real estate on the rebound

Express Tribune report by Shahram Haq Lahore’s real estate sector, which has been under immense pressure due to lack of investment and trust, especially after the breakdown of the boom observed between 2003 and 2005, has finally started to rebound. The recovery has taken seven years, but this time it …

New Islamabad Airport to open in June 2014

The News report by Hanif Khalid Federal Secretary Defence Lt Gen (R) Asif Yasin Malik has said the new Benazir Bhutto International Airport will start functioning in June, 2014. This he said while talking to this correspondent at his Defence Ministry’s office in Rawalpindi. Asif Yasin, who is also head …

Pakistan concerned regarding deportation of overseas Pakistanis from Saudi Arabia

Pakistan has conveyed its concerns to Saudi Arabia regarding the kingdom’s new labour laws, which may lead to the deportation of hundreds of thousands of expatriates, including Pakistanis, from the country. Last month, Saudi Arabia amended its labour laws, setting tough restrictions for overseas workers to qualify for employment. The …

ECP plans to give voting rights to Pakistani expatriates in 10 countries

Tells SC that ministry of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Law, Overseas Pakistanis, IT taken on board for arrangements The Election Commission of Pakistan has informed the Supreme Court that it is evolving an effective mechanism to ensure that overseas Pakistanis in ten different countries can exercise their right to vote in …