Jul 032014

To secure the property of overseas Pakistanis, the Senate has decided to provide legal assistance to all emigrants whose property is threatened by the “qabza mafia” by amending the Emigration Ordinance 1979.

The emigration Amendment Bill will provide legal assistance within 25 days after receiving a complaint related to the illegal disposition of property and after all the relevant documents are submitted.

The government will then refer the complaint to a session’s court under the relevant law and appoint a legal counsel with the consent of the complainant, while ensuring that all necessary measures are taken to protect the legal interests of complainants. Continue reading »