LAHORE: Overseas Pakistanis living in the UK and Europe seem dissatisfied with the performance of the Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission.
They have expressed dissatisfaction with POPC in the PTI government because the nominations being held in various countries have violated the rules. In a letter addressed to Wasim Akhtar, deputy chairman, Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission, an explanation was asked that in Spain and other European countries there was a deliberate affiliation between the candidate with PML-Q and not with PTI. In addition, it has been shown that the deputy chair of POPC does not have the authority to appoint a coordinator under the Commission Act 2014, while PTI’s elected officials in Europe and the UK are also not trusted in this regard. It has been asked to withdraw notification of the candidacy of Ch Imtiaz chairman in Spain, otherwise there will be full scale protests. A letter written by PTI Spanish President Shehzad Asghar Bhatti and general secretary Qasim Ali revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar had been asked to intervene personally in the matter. They claim that PTI party workers from European countries who have made all kinds of practical efforts for Imran Khan and PTI look very upset today. They said, specifically in this Commission, a notification of Ch Imtiaz’s candidacy in Spain has been issued which has nothing to do with PTI. In the letter written by the PTI management to the Deputy Chairperson of KPU Wasim Akhtar, he is required to refrain from running personally like it or not and trusting the PTI elected body that has worked hard to strengthen it. party hand and Imran Khan. The letter further said if no positive response was received, the scope of the protests would be expanded and the matter would be brought to court. Spain’s PTI president Shehzad Asghar Bhatti and general secretary Qasim Ali said Pakistanis’ efforts abroad for the success of Imran Khan and PTI were not hidden from anyone and the attitude of Wasim Akhtar, deputy chairman, Punjab Overseas Pakistan Commission, was not appropriate anywhere. way. Ch Waseem Akhtar, deputy chairman of Pakistan’s Punjab Foreign Commission, speaking with The News said Ch Imtiaz had been nominated as coordinator for deputy chairperson and not as chairman. Nominating coordinators in various countries is a common practice, which has also been practiced in the past by key administrators. Ch Imtiaz will carry out his duties with honor. Moreover, PML-Q is an important ally of the PTI-led government in Punjab, so criticism of his candidacy is groundless and unnecessary. In addition, it is important to mention his contribution in relation to his role in organizing events for overseas Pakistanis living in Spain and throughout Europe. However, the nomination of the advisory board will be notified after party elections to be held in Spain next month. The new PTI leadership in Spain will be considered before appointing an advisory board member.