LAHORE - Capital city police officer Muhammad Amin Wains has said that the police give top priority to the complaints of overseas Pakistanis since they are an asset of this country. He also directed the field officers to resolve the issues of overseas Pakistanis with commitment and warned the policemen that delaying tactics, in this regard, would not be accepted. 

The city police chief stated this while presiding over the fortnightly meeting of the District Overseas Pakistanis Committee held at his office. 

According to a police spokesman, as many as 26 complaints of overseas Pakistanis pertaining to property dispute, domestic issues, and financial embezzlement were presented in the meeting. The CCPO listened to the complaints of overseas and issued on-the-spot orders for the redressal of the grievances. Vice Chairperson Overseas Pakistani Commission Shaheen Khalid Butt also attended the meeting the several police officers were also present on this occasion. Revenue officer Ayyub Bhatti, Director Administration OPC and other conceded officers also participated in the meeting.

Overseas Pakistani Uzma Qaiser lodged a complaint that she got booked a 10-Marla house in Khayaban-e-Amin Housing Society in 2011 and paid Rs 499,000 to them. The administration of the said society neither gave any house nor returned the cash to her despite the lapse of more than five years.

The committee directed the representatives of Khayaban-e-Amin to allot the house to the complainant Uzma Qaiser. The representatives assured the committee that they would allot alternate Plot to her and would handover constructed house within 8 month.

Another overseas Pakistani, Liaqat Ali submitted an application to the police stating that he had rented out his property to Liaqat Ali in 2000. He was asked to vacate his property but Liaqat Ali is not vacating the property. The committee listened to both parties and asked them to solve the issue mutually. Both parties unanimously decided that the renter would vacate the property of the overseas Pakistani within four months. Likewise, Faisal Hussain submitted an application that he rented out his house to Muhammad Sharif but the renter is neither paying the rent nor he is vacating the house. The committee listened to both the parties and directed Muhammad Sharif to vacate the house within three days.

Vice Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt lauded the performance of District Overseas Pakistanis Committee and said that capital city police officer Capt (retired) (R) Muhammad Amin Wains is taking personal interest in solving the problems being faced by overseas Pakistanis. He said that on the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif the Overseas Pakistani Commission has been working to solve the issues of overseas Pakistanis on priority basis.