Senate Implementation Committee in its meeting was given a briefing on the matter of issuance of Pakistani Origin Cards to Pakistanis staying in European countries by Ministry of Interior Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NADRA. The Committee members observed that the departments should work out a mechanism to deal with cases of those people who took asylum in European countries declaring them as Afghan nationals and have now applied for Pakistani Origin cards while at the same time taking all the precaution and carrying out all due diligence in formulating the mechanism so that the name of country doesn’t get affected and the people also don’t get treated badly.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator Dilawar Khan here at the Parliament House on Tuesday and was attended among others by Senator Aurangzeb Khan, Mouli Muhammad Faiz, Khanzada Khan, Sajjad Hussain Turi, Naseebullah Khan Bazai, Director General Foreign Office, Joint Secretary Interior, Director NADRA and officials from relevant departments.
While discussing the matter of problems faced by pensioners in Levis personnel who performed duties in Kurram and Orakzai Districts in erstwhile FATA, the Committee was told that some officers worked beyond the age of superannuation and were being given salaries as well pensions so the ministry of SAFRON had to recover some amount from the ones overpaid and had to be diverted to other retired employees. The case is subjudice in Supreme Court so the committee decided to wait for the court decision before giving any directions.
The matter of charging holidays fee by private educational institutions was deferred by the Committee due to absence of mover.