OPC reaches out to Pakistanis living in Italy


The Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) organized a road show in Bologna, Italy with a view to sensitize Pakistanis living in Italy about the functioning of the OPC and the institutional mechanisms in place for the resolution of their complaints,.

OPC Vice Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt, Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti, DG Javed Iqbql Bokhari and Pakistani Ambassador to Italy Nadeem Riaz addressed the participants of the road show. Around five hundred Pakistanis living in Bologna and other surrounding cities participated in the event.

Addressing the participants, Shaheen Khalid Butt and Afzaal Bhatti said that the OPC was playing a proactive role for redressing the grievances of overseas Pakistanis and that they could contact the commission for the resolution of their problems at any time. They said that the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government had also adopted Punjab’s OPC Model.

The officials said that an IT based system had been set up for the online registration of complaints. A question and answer session was also held during which Pakistanis living in Italy pointed out their problems.