Govt to resolve problem of overseas Pakistanis: PM
ISLAMABAD: The PrimeMinister, Imran Khan has said that that the PTI government is fully cognizant of the problems faced by Overseas Pakistanis. The government is working on fast track basis to resolve their problems.
He was addressing a high level meeting on Friday regarding overseas Pakistanis .,He said that the overseas Pakistanis are an asset to the country and they can play a very important role in improving the financial condition through remittances. The Prime Minister directed all concerned departments to provide speedy mechanisms for ease of sending remittances through legal channels.
PM directed Ministry of Finance, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), State Bank of Pakistan and NADRA to sit together and present a workable plan of removing hindrances in the remittances mechanism through e-solutions. It was also decided to bring legal reforms in the Civil and Criminal laws where illegal occupation is taken over the properties of overseas Pakistanis in the country. Establishment of special courts for these cases was also discussed.
Khan said that that labor belonging to lower financial class are already burdened by leaving their homeland and earning livelihood abroad in harsh conditions, therefore it is the responsibility of the Government to facilitate them and provide all necessary facilities and incentives for them and their families back home.
Various incentives including tax exemptions on remittances and several social welfare schemes were also discussed in the meeting.
The Prime Minister emphasized that strict action will be taken against illegal encroachers who occupy properties of overseas Pakistanis.