EU Delegation calls on DG OPC

13 Sep

A two member delegation of European Union (EU) visited Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab and held talks with Director General Syed Javed Iqbal Bokhari. Members of the delegation included Minister Counsellor & Head of Cooperation, Bernard Francois and Second Secretary & HR and Gender Officer Ms Ingeborg Zorn. Purpose of the meeting was to devise a rehabilitation mechanism for Pakistani returnees and to gain updated information about the initiatives of OPC for the welfare of expatriate Pakistanis. DG OPC informed the delegation that the innovative step of establishing OPC has been taken to secure the rights of Pakistanis living abroad. Since its inception, this institution has executed exceptional performance in resolution of complaints of Overseas Pakistanis and 50% issues have been resolved with the intervention of OPC. Javed Iqbal Bokhari told the members of the visiting delegation that OPC and EU can work together to provide assistance to deportees. Delegation members said that it is encouraging that Punjab has taken a lead by establishing a dedicated institution for the welfare of the expatriates. Certain proposals of rehabilitation of deported persons also came under discussion during the meeting.