FM Qureshi says overseas Pakistanis welfare govt’s top priority


The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of welfare of overseas Pakistanis, several positive initiatives have been introduced in respect of consular services.

According to media reports, the Foreign Mnister has made these remarks while chairing a meeting of Central Coordination Committee for Consular Services in Islamabad on Wednesday.

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During the meeting, FM Qureshi has said that welfare of overseas Pakistanis is a priority of PM Imran Khan. He said Pakistan’s missions abroad have been providing multiple consular services to overseas Pakistanis, including machine readable passports, renewal of national identity cards, visa services, verification of nationality and issuance of emergency travel documents.

The Foreign Minister further stated that under his directives, Pakistan’s ambassadors have been regularly conducting E-katcheries for early redressal of the problems of overseas Pakistanis. He said online verification of power of attorney has been started to facilitate overseas Pakistanis.

FM Qureshi has emphasized close coordination among relevant departments for better delivery of consular services.