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Special Courts for Overseas Pakistanis to be established in Punjab

Special Courts for Overseas Pakistanis

The Punjab government is going to set up special courts to ensure that justice may be given to the overseas Pakistanis at the earliest.

In order to deliver justice to the overseas Pakistanis, the Punjab government has decided to set up special courts. It will also allow them to record statements in their cases through video link.

The Governor Chaudhry Sarwar while presiding over a meeting on Wednesday on resolving the problems of overseas Pakistanis and setting up special courts for their cases at Governor House, said that the special courts will ensure that the cases of overseas Pakistanis do not go through any inordinate delay.

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He added that there will be a definite time frame for deciding each case. “Overseas Pakistanis are an asset of the nation and resolving their problems is the first priority of the government,” said the governor.

He further appreciated the role of the judiciary, including the chief justice of Lahore High Court, in providing justice to overseas Pakistanis.

Moreover, one of the participants, Mr. Ramey apprised the meeting of the steps taken to solve the problems of overseas Pakistanis.

The governor said, “We are proud of the role played by overseas Pakistanis in Pakistan’s economic strength despite the coronavirus crisis.”

He further said by adding that the LHC and judiciary were working exclusively to hear the cases of overseas Pakistanis. However, the establishment of special courts was the need of the hour.

Punjab Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Irum Bukhari, Law Secretary Bahadur Ali Khan, District Judiciary Director General Saeedullah Mughal, LHC deputy registrar and Punjab Overseas Commissioner Arif Javed, Overseas Commissioner Khadim Abbas, Vice-Chairman Overseas Pakistanis Commission, Punjab, Wasim Ramay, DG Overseas Ishratullah, Director Legal, Overseas Commission, Raja Zubair and Principal Secretary to Governor Dr Rashid Mansoor were also present.

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