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News : Extending Support: ‘120 Complaints Filed with Expats Commission’
Lahore, Pakistan, March 28, 2015 -- "The Oversees Pakistanis Commission Punjab will protect the families and properties of expatriates," said Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday.
The chief minister was addressing the inauguration ceremony of the commission in Model Town.
"I am aware of the problems overseas Pakistanis face in their home country. Their properties are taken over illegally and their families have to face many problems as a result," he said.
"I want to assure Pakistanis living abroad that their families and properties would be protected," he said.
The chief minister said he had told the chief secretary and the inspector general of police that negligence in resolving problems faced by oversees Pakistanis would not be tolerated.
"This commission isn’t a show-piece," he said.
Participants of the ceremony were told that the commission’s website had been launched and complaints could be registered online.
These complaints would be sent to the officials concerned and the complainant would be kept informed about progress on the complaint.
A call centre would be established in a few weeks where expats could call and lodge their complaints.
The chief minister was told that 120 complaints had been submitted at the website within two days of its launch and 35 per cent had been resolved.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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