Supreme Court allows overseas Pakistanis to vote in by-elections

Supreme Court of Pakistan has finally permitted Pakistanis residing abroad to cast their votes in the upcoming by-polls to fill seats vacated by lawmakers who contested and won more than one seat in the July 25 polls or for other reasons. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, congratulated […]


Notices to 5 illegal housing schemes owners by RDA

APP Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) directed owners of five illegal housing schemes i.e. Safari Green Farm Housing Scheme, Adyala Road, Mahmood Town, Dhamyal road, T&T (extension), Defence road, Kohsar (extension), Taxila road and Al-Miraj Garden, Chakri road, Rawalpindi to stop illegal advertisements and developments. Spokesman RDA Hafiz Irfan said that […]


RDA restarts one window operation

Associated Press of Pakistan Rawalpindi Development Authority has restarted the ‘One Window Operation Centre’ to provide relief to the citizens. According to RDA spokesman, Hafiz Irfan who is also In charge of the Centre, the One Window Operation launched earlier was abolished five years ago. He said, the Centre has […]


State Bank of Pakistan moves to boost housing finance

Click here: Policy for Promotion of Low-Cost Housing Finance After announcing ‘Policy for Promotion of Low-Cost Housing Finance’ on July 18, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has taken the government and Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company (PMRC) on board for provision of cheap financing to help solve the problem of […]


Separate police stations for overseas Pakistanis

Associated Press of Pakistan The Punjab government has given approval for establishing separate police stations and facilitation center’s for overseas Pakistanis, said Chairman Task Force Overseas Pakistanis Iftikhar Ahmad Warsi. Such police stations would be established in Lahore, Gujranwala, DG Khan and Rawalpindi divisions, he said. On Tuesday, the chairman heard complaints related to police, […]


Multiple ID cards issue for overseas Pakistanis

Expats can apply online to get multiple cards issue resolved, The Express Tribune has reported Overseas Pakistanis can now apply online for getting DUP clearance after the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) revised its relevant policy to facilitate the expatriate community. A citizen obtaining two or more identity cards […]


Overseas Pakistanis Commission retrieves 34 properties

PR Due to the intervention of Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab, as many as 34 Properties worth 240 million rupees have been retrieved from illegal pocession during the last two weeks. Vice chairperson OPC, Shaheen Khalid Butt while giving details in this regard revealed that the properties situated in Lahore, […]


Government to launch scheme to boost remittances

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s economic managers are all set to launch a major scheme for luring commercial banks to establish joint ventures with hundreds of branches of international banks operating at selected destinations in Gulf, Europe, USA, Malaysia and others to boost up remittances from overseas workers through official banking channels. The […]


Habib Bank closes its operations in New York 1

The Habib Bank Limited has announced its decision to wind up operations in New York following intimation from the state’s financial regulator as it seeks to impose a hefty penalty of nearly $630 million on the bank, it emerged on Monday. The fine is going to be imposed for violation […]


NADRA decides to exempt overseas Pakistanis from signing up for NICOP 1

Pakistanis working abroad will no longer be required to sign up for a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP), officials from the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) told lawmakers on Monday. An amendment to the NADRA Ordinance to remove the condition for Pakistanis working abroad has been sent […]