The NA on Thursday scrapped the voting right given to the overseas Pakistanis and the use of EVMs in the next elections. The PTI has strongly criticised the move and termed it a “regressive and condemnable act” of the government.
The government of Pakistan has approved an amnesty scheme for people holding two passports and two computerised national identity cards, asking them to surrender one passport and CNIC to avoid legal action.
“The question I used to face the most was about the visa ban. I want to clarify that there is no such ban on Pakistani workers coming to the UAE for work. In fact, more Pakistanis are being employed in different fields particularly in the delivery services sector,” he said.
Addressing the launching ceremony in Islamabad, Imran said that e-passport carries various forms of security checks, adding that such extension of benefits to the overseas Pakistanis will ultimately benefit the country.
Parliament allows voting rights for overseas Pakistanis. Resolution to allow overseas Pakistanis to vote for their favourite political parties in the next general elections is a big achievement of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government is fulfilling its promises Imran Khan made during his election campaign. It is good to see that Imran Khan walks his talk, ordering concerned ministries to appoint facilitating officers of Grand-19 to look after overseas Pakistanis
These workers carry out different types of work including plantation of saplings, the establishment of nurseries and protection of tree cover from deforestation and fire incidents. It also showed that the federal government is also in a process to get a loan from foreign donor agencies that would be utilised to initiate other Clean and Green projects in Pakistan.
Overall, record high inflows of workers’ remittances during FY21 have been driven by proactive policy measures by the government and SBP to encourage the use of official channels, restrictions cross-border travel, altruistic transfers to Pakistan amid the pandemic...
A cross-section of Pakistani business community in the UAE and financial analysts shared their candid views with Gulf Today, adding that the budget is poor-friendly and growth focused.