Government to hold first convention of Pakistanis abroad on December 23
LAHORE: The first âGlobal Overseas Conventionâ of overseas Pakistanis living in the world will be held at the Governor’s House on December 23.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will address overseas Pakistanis at the convention while overseas Pakistanis from around the world including Europe will attend the convention.
Pakistani Foreign Commission Vice-Chairman Syed Makhdoom Tariq Ul Hassan met with Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Thursday and discussed preparations for the convention, measures taken to address the Pakistani overseas and other problems.
The convention will also be addressed by Sarwar, Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and Hassan.
Overseas Pakistanis from all over the world, including Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom, have been invited to attend the convention.
During the meeting, the governor said that the role played by overseas Pakistanis in Pakistan’s development and prosperity could not be described in words. The Federal and Punjab governments under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan are working around the clock to resolve the problems of Pakistanis overseas and no form of oppression and injustice against Pakistanis overseas would be tolerated, he added.
Sarwar said the PTI government has also kept its promise to give overseas Pakistanis the right to vote and that the government will ensure overseas Pakistanis vote in the upcoming general election, for which full cooperation would be made with the Pakistan Election Commission.
The government also appreciates the role played by Pakistanis overseas in saving Pakistan from economic bankruptcy, he added.
The governor also appreciated Hassan’s services and said the doors to the governor’s house are open 24 hours a day for overseas Pakistanis. “We will stand by the Pakistanis overseas in all difficulties,” he promised.
Hassan said that according to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision, the commission is working day and night to resolve the problems of Pakistanis overseas.