Ch Sarwar proposes reserved seats for overseas Pakistanis

LAHORE   –  Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar Thursday said that the overseas Pakistanis should be given representation in the National Assembly through reserved seats to acknowledge their contributions towards national economy.

Addressing the “Overseas Pakistanis Convention” at Governor House, he said that the overseas Pakistanis sent $30 billion annually to the country and they were an asset to the country.

The Punjab governor said that the initiative of digital portal for the overseas Pakistanis stood testimony to the Pakistan Tareek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) love for them, adding that the overseas Pakistanis had also become the part of democracy. He said the PTI government was working towards eliminating political interference from all institutions.

He added that special judges were working in the subordinate judiciary along with the Lahore High Court (LHC) to solve the cases of overseas Pakistanis, adding that the cases of overseas Pakistanis were being decided in months, not years.

Sarwar said that the PTI government was taking measures to provide maximum facilities to overseas Pakistanis and the government had also launched digital portal to facilitate overseas Pakistanis.

He said that the online verification and issuance of Power of Attorney would benefit thousands of Pakistanis abroad. “Overseas Pakistanis are hard working and the country is running on their remittances,” he added.

Ch Sarwar said that the overseas Pakistanis were the most patriotic.

He said in the past, instead of creating facilities for Pakistanis living abroad, difficulties were exacerbated. “But the PTI government has provided relief and facilities to the overseas Pakistanis. This is the reason they are investing more in Pakistan,” he claimed.

He said that the current government was committed to providing all facilities to the overseas Pakistanis.

Ch Sarwar further said for the first time in Pakistan, real work was being done to strengthen the institutions. He said that all the political and religious parties must play their positive role in tackling the challenges Pakistan was faced with.

He said that the PTI government had fulfilled its promise to give the right to vote to the overseas Pakistanis, adding that in a democracy, the performance of a government could be tested through vote.

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