Functions

To achieve the organizational goals the management and the governing bodies perform the various major functions as mentioned below:

Commission
This governing body shall be performing the listed tasks:

  • Review annual reports about the working of the Commissioner and give necessary directions
  • Review performance of the Commissioner and pass appropriate orders
  • Ensure smooth functioning of the office of Commissioner
  • Resolve matters relating to conflict, if any, between the Commissioner and a Government Agency
  • Develop criteria for constitution of Advisory Council before its constitution
  • Constitute an Advisory Council for one or more countries 
  • Nominate members of the Advisory Council
  • Nominate members of the District Overseas Pakistanis Committees
  • Determine the number of members of an Advisory Council
  • Nominate members of an Advisory Council

Commissioner

The major functions are as follows:

  • Transmit a complaint received from an Overseas Pakistani to a Government Agency for redressal
  • Make recommendations for policy changes, improvements in the system to the Government or Federal Government on the basis of feedback received from an Advisory Council or the overseas Pakistanis
  • Be authorized to refer any complaint of an Overseas Pakistani to the Ombudsman for further necessary action in accordance with law
  • Recommend disciplinary action against public servants who do not send reply to the Commissioner within thirty days of the receipt of reference from the Commission
  • Recommend initiation of anti-corruption proceedings against a public servant where, on the basis of preliminary findings, a prima facie case for criminal action under the relevant law is made out in relation to protection of rights of an Overseas Pakistanis
  • Refer the proposals of Overseas Pakistanis relating to investment to the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade and ensure their early processing
  • Prepare an annual report about the performance of the Commissioner for consideration and appropriate action by the Commission
  • Hold consultative conventions or workshops involving Overseas Pakistanis
  • Deal with references received from an Advisory Council on priority basis
  • Perform any other function ancillary to any of the above functions or as may be prescribed

District Committees

This governing body shall be performing the listed tasks:

  • Review complaints of overseas Pakistanis pending with different offices in the district and expedite their disposal
  • Send progress reports and suggestions for improvement in the system to the Commissioner

Advisory Councils
The Advisory Councils shall make recommendations for the redressal of grievances of Overseas Pakistanis and shall forward their complaints and suggestions to the Commissioner.