PR No. 177 Overseas Pakistani Commission Punjab Meets Community in Belgium Islamabad: April 20, 2017
“The Overseas Pakistanis Commission of Punjab has been successfully resolving the issues of all the Overseas Pakistanis irrespective of their social, economic and political affiliations”. This was stated by Vice Chairman Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab, Mr. Khalid Shaheen while addressing a, well-attended, meeting with Pakistani diaspora in Belgium, organized by the Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels on Wednesday, says a press release received here today from Brussels.
A high level delegation of OPC, comprising of Vice Chairperson Khalid Shaheen, Commissioner Mohammad Afzaal Bhatti, Director General Syed Javed Iqbal Bokhari and Member Saad Akbar is currently visiting Belgium as part of their Road Shows in Europe.
Pakistani Community from different cities of Belgium including representatives from all walks of life attended the meeting and discussed problems faced by the overseas Pakistanis and put forth suggestions for improving services at various levels of the government.
While discussing the high level of commitment of the Commission Mr. Khalid Shaheen informed that the commission was created by the Chief Minister Punjab on the basis of his personal experiences during the time he spent overseas when he spent time with ordinary Pakistanis listening to their grievances.
Commissioner Mohammad Afzaal Bhatti, while informing the gathering about successes of the Commission said that the Commission received more than 7000 complaints from the Overseas Pakistanis and has been able to resolve more than 60% complaints have been resolved amicably. It also helped in providing relief to people in the realm of illegal occupation and fraudulent cases of properties which remains pre dominant among the issues faced by the overseas Pakistanis.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Belgium Luxembourg and European Union Mrs. Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi also addressed the community and highlighted the efforts on the part of Government of Pakistan and also the Embassy to address the problems of Pakistani diaspora to their satisfaction.