Year: 2015

Federal ombudsman decided 198,431 complaints in two years

Around 198431 complaints of overseas Pakistanis were decided in two and a half years and no complaint is pending beyond 60 days in Ombudsman Secretariat, said Federal Ombudsman Salman Faruqui. Chairing the meeting for the resolution of issues of overseas Pakistanis at Federal Ombudsman Secretariat Islamabad, he directed to take initiative for disposal of complaints …

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NADRA starts issuing FRC sans ‘security features’

In what appears to be a quick fix, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has started issuance of family registration certificate (FRC) on simple A4 size paper without any special or security features. The authority was using security paper for issuance of FRC before November 10, 2015 and afterwards the change took place. The …

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OPF facilitation Centre for overseas Pakistanis

Overseas Pakistani Foundation (OPF) has set up Facilitation Centre for Overseas Pakistanis (FCOP) in Jhelum to receive complaints from Overseas Pakistanis to redress their issues. An official source on Monday told APP, that FCOP Centre received 310 complaints from abroad in a year and most of the grievances were regarding revenue and Police. He said …

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AJK to resolve overseas Pakistanis issues

The Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) government has decided to adopt Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab model to address the problems of overseas Pakistanis belonging to AJK and has requested OPC Punjab to extend cooperation for establishing an online system align to OPC Punjab to deal with the complaints of overseas Pakistanis.   Secretary Industries of …

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OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS GET POSSESSION OF 15 HOUSES

Lahore: As a result of the efforts made by the Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab as many as 15 houses in housing scheme “Eden Abad Phase-II” have been handed over to the long awaited overseas Pakistanis. Commissioner OPC Punjab Afzaal Bhatti while addressing a ceremony held in this connection informed that Overseas Pakistanis had booked their houses in this housing …

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Online ID card services for overseas Pakistanis

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 …

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Ombudsman wants E-gate immigration facility for overseas Pakistanis

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 …

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