E-justice system launched to deal with problems of Pakistanis abroad


LAHORE: A weekly e-short has been launched in the Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) of Punjab for an immediate solution to the problems of Overseas Pakistanis, said the Deputy Chairman of the OPC of the Punjab. Punjab, Dr. Shahid Mahmood.

The OPC VC said the main objective of the weekly e-court was to enable expats to solve their problems on the spot by contacting them online. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Bazar have a vested interest in solving the problems of overseas Pakistanis and that is why all possible measures are being taken to provide services and facilities to overseas Pakistanis.

OPC VC voiced these views while chairing a weekly OPC Punjab performance meeting.

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Earlier, OPC Commissioner Syed Khadim Abbas, in a briefing at the meeting, said that 1,182 complaints from Pakistanis abroad had been resolved in the past six weeks, while the target was to deal with 2,000 complaints. by May 1.

Later, OPC Vice President Dr. Shahid Mehmood launched an e-court with Pakistanis residing in Saudi Arabia as per the schedule. Initially, 10 Pakistanis participated in the e-court with their complaint numbers. Most of their problems were related to the revenue department, the police and the Qabza mafia. The vice president issued orders on the spot to resolve the issues according to the complaint number. He further said that solving the problems of Pakistanis residing in different countries through a weekly e-court was a priority. He asked the officers to highlight OPC Punjab’s performance-related activities on social media more effectively so that overseas Pakistanis can feel that there is an institution to solve their problems.

Overseas Pakistanis living in Saudi Arabia and other countries have expressed pleasant surprise at the convening of the online tribunal and called it a welcome step by the Punjab OPC.


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