Published On: Sat, Jan 11th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Complaint Wing established in SC for ex-patriate Pakistanis

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ISLAMABAD: On the plight of the ex-patriate Pakistanis who cannot pursue their legal matters in their home land Chief Justice has established a Wing in Human Rights Cell of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Chief Justice has taken notice of the facts that it is difficult for Pakistanis abroad to look after/safe guard their rights and interests in Pakistan. Ranging from their rights to vote to being defrauded by land grabbers and even by their own relatives and attorneys in property matters; they cannot properly pursue the legal matter from abroad.

According to SC spokesman, in this regard Chief Justice of Pakistan has established a Wing in Human Rights Cell. The Wing will receive the complaints of ex-patriate Pakistanis through post and even e-mail or fax and process the same within 24 hours. Every application will be placed before Hon’ble Chief Justice for orders/directions. The Wing headed by a Director shall be supervised by Director General, Human Rights Cell and looked after by Chief Justice of Pakistan, himself.

Wing shall also entertain the applications pertaining to difficulties that Pakistanis settled abroad face on visiting their country. Grievances of the applicant expatriates will be redressed by giving appropriate directions to departments concerned and calling the follow up reports. Directions would also be given for required policy and even legislation.

Circulars have been sent to Pakistani High Commissions and Embassies abroad, through Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for general awareness of the Pakistanis settled abroad, to be affixed on the notice board at a prominent place in the High commissions and embassies.
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