NICs, travelling documents being provided on priority basis to overseas Pakistanis: Khalid Nawaz

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Rawalpindi,  (Parliament Times) : Updated National Identity Cards and other travelling documents are being provided on priority basis to those overseas Pakistanis whose documents expired during the Corona Lockdown, said Khalid Nawaz, chief executive officer of Knight Human Management Shalan GL Pakistan, an organization that protects the rights of overseas Pakistanis.

He said this while addressing a meeting of students of School of Arts and Design in the office of Shalan GL on Thursday. He stressed upon the government to expedite the delivery of these documents to Pakistanis around the world through Pakistani embassies abroad.

Khalid Nawaz said that the present government has, for the first time taken effective steps to solve the problems of overseas Pakistanis. As a result of these practical steps of the government, the problems of Pakistanis abroad are being solved easily. “The government deserves credit for these initiatives and Overseas Pakistanis appreciate and value these government efforts”, he added.

He said the UAE’s prolonged ban on jobs had left thousands of families distraught and facing unemployment. The government should immediately negotiate with the UAE authorities to lift the ban so that thousands of people waiting to leave the UAE can return to work. “Given the way the current government is focusing on resolving the problems of Pakistanis abroad, it is to be hoped that our government will hold result oriented dialogue with UAE authorities for lifting this ban which would enable our workforce to join their jobs soon to support their families” he maintained.

Khalid Nawaz asked the trainees of computer related and other related skills to practice as much as possible to enhance their skills and to learn about the innovations in these skills through other means including the internet to enhance their value in the global job market.