Complaint wing set up in SC for overseas Pakistanis

Complaint wing set up in SC for overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: In view of the difficulties that the overseas Pakistanis face in pursuing their cases in their homeland, Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani has established a wing in the Human Rights Cell of Supreme Court to facilitate them. 
The CJP took notice of the difficulties overseas Pakistanis face looking after their rights and interests in Pakistan. The expatriate Pakistanis have to grapple with problems ranging from right to vote to being defrauded by land grabbers and even by their own relatives and attorneys in matters of property. They find it difficult to properly pursue the legal matters from abroad. The SC HR Cell Wing, supervised by Human Rights Cell director general, will receive the complaints of expatriate Pakistanis through post and even e-mail or fax, and process them within 24 hours. Every application will be placed before the CJP for appropriate orders. The HR Cell wing will also entertain the applications pertaining to difficulties that Pakistanis settled abroad face on visiting their country. Grievances of the applicant expatriates will be redressed by giving appropriate directions to the departments concerned and seeking reports in this regard. It is noteworthy that directions would also be given for required policy, and even legislation. Circulars have been sent to Pakistani high commissions and embassies abroad, through Ministry of Foreign Affairs secretary, for general awareness of the Pakistanis settled abroad. The circulars will be affixed on the notice board at a prominent places in the high commissions and embassies. 

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