Punjab governor suggests reserved seats for overseas Pakistanis in National, provincial assemblies

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar while suggesting reserved seats for Overseas Pakistanis in the National and Provincial Assemblies said that in addition to the right to vote, overseas
Pakistanis should also be represented in the Assemblies through special seats. He said, in Azad Kashmir, the number of seats reserved for overseas Pakistanis should be increased.

The Governor Punjab on Monday called on Lord Mayor Mohammad Afzal, Councillor from Birmingham Wasim Zafar, Mohammad Idrees, Fahim Kayani, Chaudhry Mahmood, Councilor Zafar Iqbal, Chaudhry Najeeb, and overseas Pakistanis and discussed various issues including the solution of the problems of Overseas Pakistanis and the politics of Overseas Pakistanis in the UK.

Talking to the media after the meeting, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the PTI government as promised, gave overseas Pakistanis the right to vote but I think in addition to giving the right to vote, reserved seats in the National and Provincial Assemblies should be reserved for overseas Pakistanis so that they can be a part of important decisions in the country, including legislation, and it will definitely help solve the problems of overseas Pakistanis in a better way.

He said that Overseas Pakistanis must participate in the politics of Pakistan but at the same time they must participate in the politics of the countries where they live. There was a time when Pakistanis were doing politics in Europe more actively than Indians but this is not the case today. In order to increase Pakistan’s influence in European countries, it is necessary for Pakistanis to be active in the politics of United States, European countries along with the United Kingdom, and apart from local bodies, take part in elections there as well. InshAllah, when all Pakistanis unite and enter into politics, victory will be their destiny.

Governor Punjab while appreciating the role of Overseas Pakistanis in Pakistan’s economic development, said that I have been working for 20 years to solve the problems of Overseas Pakistanis and to strengthen them and the doors of the Governor House are open 24 hours for the solution of their problems and the Overseas Commission Punjab is also working day and night to solve the problems of Overseas Pakistanis and Overseas Pakistanis will never be left alone.

Lord Mayor of Birmingham Mohammad Afzal entitled Chaudhry Sarwar as the representative of overseas Pakistanis and said that the entry and success of Governor Punjab, the first in the Britain politics has inspired the Pakistanis and today, dozens of Pakistanis are successfully progressing in
British central and local government politics.

He said Governor Punjab, who has always been fighting for the rights of overseas Pakistanis, has also played a significant role in giving the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis. We also appreciate the suggestion of Chaudhry Sarwar for reserved seats in Pakistan’s National and Provincial Assemblies for Overseas Pakistanis.

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