Pakistan government is set to start fast-track courts to solve the land grabbing issues faced by the expatriates on a priority basis. The announcement was made by Zulfi Bukhari, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development, on his visit to the UAE.
The Special Assistant visited the Emirates on the special instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who had ordered to prepare a special package for overseas Pakistanis as they are the backbone of the country’s economy.
To understand the problems faced by the Non-resident Pakistanis (NRPs), Bukhari visited numerous workers at their accommodations and attended an event, along with Ambassador Moazzam Ahmed Khan, Senator Faisal Javed and notable business leaders, organized by Pakistan Business Council (PBC) on Sunday in Dubai.
Land grabbing back home is one of the major issues facing the NRPs. We have received a huge number of complaints regarding this. We are working with the Law Ministry to set up special courts to handle these cases since there is no other alternative to address their complaints. Normal courts take years to decide such cases.
Promising to settle such cases in just one month instead of years, which is the case currently, the initiative bodes well not just for the expatriates but for the country as well. Talking about his aim to double the remittances to $40 billion annually from the UAE, Bukhari added that they will be launching remittance cards and a digital remittance bank.
We are working on a project to introduce a digital remittance bank — the first of its kind in the country – to make it easier for NRPs to send money back home and get incentives.
Highlighting the added benefits, he said that those sending remittances through legal channels will be able to buy land and houses in OPF housing projects. They will enjoy priority healthcare facilities and college admissions for their children back home. The remittance card users will get points for sending money back home which they will be able to use for different facilities.
Bukhari said that the full details of the special incentives package will be made public once it is ready to roll out.
Via Gulf News