ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will establish a special cell to address the grievances of overseas Pakistanis during their visit or stay in Pakistan as well as at airports of the country during their travelling.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed Director General (DG) FIA Ghalib Ali Bandesha to immediately establish such special cell to facilitate overseas Pakistanis.

Ch Nisar Ali Khan gave these directions during his meeting with Lord Nazir Ahmed, the member of British House of Lords who called on him her on Saturday.

The meetings discussed matters relating to overseas Pakistanis with particular reference to the Pakistani community in the UK.

In order to facilitate overseas Pakistanis and address the problems which they face while coming to Pakistan, the Minister of Interior, on the request of Lord Nazir Ahmed, directed FIA to set up a special cell which will look into all problems being faced by them while on a visit or stay in Pakistan.

The minister directed the immigration authorities to have a traveller friendly attitude towards all visitors and do everything to make their entry into and exit out of Pakistan as trouble free as possible.

Lord Nazir also briefed the Minister on the problems being faced by the overseas Pakistanis in the UK and sought his help in addressing them.

Nisar said the government, particularly the ministry of interior, was committed to cut red tape and come down hard on all kinds of corruption and nepotism and to ensure that all departments should facilitate the public especially the overseas Pakistanis who are on a short visit to their homeland.

The meeting also discussed Pak-UK relations and the need to maintain close liaison between the two governments and their parliaments.