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Overseas Pakistanis 'complaint wing' established in Supreme Court

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Friday established a complaint wing in the Supreme Court for overseas Pakistanis. The Chief Justice (CJ) established this wing of overseas Pakistanis who can not pursue their legal matters in their home land. The CJ has established this special wing in Human Rights Cell of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

According to a press release issued by the Supreme Court on Friday, the CJ took notice of the facts that it is difficult for Pakistanis abroad to look after their cases and safeguard their rights and interests in Pakistan ranging from their rights to vote to fraudsters/land grabbers who usurp their property etc. Some times overseas Pakistanis are being defrauded even by their own relatives and attorneys in property matters as they can not properly pursue the legal matter from abroad, the press release said.

In this regard, the CJ established a wing and it would receive complaints of overseas Pakistanis through post and even e-mail or fax and process the same within 24-hours. Every application will be placed before CJ for orders and directions, the press release said. The above mentioned wing headed by a Director will be supervised by Director General Human Rights Cell and looked after by the CJP himself. Wing will also entertain the applications pertaining to difficulties that Pakistanis settled abroad face on visiting their country. Grievances of the applicants will be redressed by giving appropriate directions to concerned departments and calling the follow up reports.

Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2014


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