LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the expatriate Pakistanis are great ambassadors of their country and Punjab government has set up Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) to solve their problems in time.
He was talking to a delegation of expatriate Pakistanis in London, on Friday.
While talking to the delegation, the chief minister said that the performance of OPC is praiseworthy. This commission has taken effective steps to resolve the problems and complaints of Pakistanis living across the globe. This commission is fully empowered and has given the expatriate Pakistanis their rights which they were deprived of since long, he said and added that no one can dare to occupy properties or usurp the money of Pakistani living outside the country.
The chief minister said that OPC is selflessly engaged in playing a role in strengthening of the national economy. He added that this organization has provided relief to thousands of overseas Pakistanis by solving their issues.
He said that Pakistan is facing diverse problems today and these issues are created by us; we are needed to help wriggle the country out of the quagmire of problems so that it could move on the road to progress by employing collective efforts and wisdom.
He regretted that no steps were adopted to resolve the energy crisis in the previous tenure; rather worst criminal negligence was committed and due to it, the nation had to bear the brunt.
Due to the shortage of electricity, the economy, agriculture and industrial sectors were ruined and unemployment and poverty were increased. But the current government has given particular attention to solving the energy crisis.