Overseas Pakistanis are real torch-bearers of Pakistani traditions abroad and play a great role in strengthening the national economy.
These views were expressed by Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Vice Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti while addressing the participants of a road show conducted by OPC in Cordoba Hall, Barcelona, Spain, said a handout issued here on Monday.
Shaheen Khalid Butt and Afzaal Bhatti said that according to the vision of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the main purpose to establish OPC was to provide expatriate Pakistanis with a coherent platform for resolving their problems at the earliest.
The OPC has so far settled thousands of complaints, and effective steps had been taken to safeguard the rights of overseas Pakistanis in the province of Punjab.
On this occasion, a special prayer was offered for the departed soul of Shaheed Capt (retd) DIG Ahmad Mubeen, former Additional DG (Police Matters) OPC, who was martyred in a blast in Lahore.
Representatives of Pakistani community in Spain Abdul Razzak, Mohsin Gul, Sajid Gondal, Raja Asad, Ayaz Abbasi, Shahzada Usman, Shahid Malik, Gul Faraz Khan, Ch Amanat and Javed Mughal lauded the CM Punjab’s initiative of establishing OPC, saying that the institution was providing tremendous relief to overseas Pakistanis by redressing their complaints.
Hundreds of overseas Pakistanis settled in Barcelona and other cities of Spain attended the event while representatives of almost all political parties were also present.