ISLAMABAD: In an effort to address the high number of land grabbing complaints by overseas Pakistanis, dedicated police cells are being established in all police stations of federal capital.
The cells will become operational by July-end, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Sayed Zullfikar Bukhari told APP.
The initiative was taken by the ministry of Overseas and Human Resource Development in collaboration with the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police to resolve the complaints. He said the idea would be replicated later across the country after its success in Islamabad, adding that “Good governance was the cornerstone of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s manifesto which will be ensured through inclusive ways and honest leadership.”
He underlined the need to establish a framework to strengthen coordination between judiciary, revenue department and the police to facilitate overseas Pakistanis that had been waiting for decisions on their property cases.
Bukhari pointed out that the overseas ministry had received maximum number of complaints regarding the property disputes of overseas Pakistanis, which was the reason why a comprehensive policy was being chalked out to give them permanent relief. He said the ministry had forwarded the proposal to Ministry of Law and Justice for establishing fast track courts in the capital. He said both the ministries were in constant touch and holding deliberations over the matter. On special directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said concerted efforts were being made to extend all possible facilities to overseas Pakistanis and remove all hurdles in their way of making investment in the country. He said the special court would be designed on a pattern to ensure disposal of cases within a period of one month after admittance of petitions. Establishment of the fast-track court would be taken as a pilot project after which the similar courts would be set up in other cities, he said. To a question, he hoped that the Opposition would not oppose a legislation which aimed at facilitating Pakistani diaspora. He regretted that previous government did not pay attention towards this issue of overseas Pakistanis despite their repeatedly highlighted miseries.