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January 12, 2018

OPC deputes eight officers to resolve expats’ issues


January 12, 2018

LAHORE: Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab is pursuing policy to resolve the expatriate Pakistanis’ issues. As many as eight senior officers have been deputed to follow-up complaints forwarded to Administrative Departments, District overseas Pakistanis Committees (DOPCs) and Federal Government Departments.

Overseas Pakistanis Commission Vice-Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti said issues of Overseas Pakistanis pertaining to court matters, anti-corruption establishment, private housing schemes and LDA were being pursued properly. They said complaints regarding Federal Ombudsman, NAB, FIA, NADRA and other Federal Departments were also processed on priority basis.

workshop: Punjab University Career Counseling and Placement Centre (CCPC) organised a training workshop on “Effective Time Management” at Department of Zoology here on Thursday.

According to a press release, Department of Zoology Chairman Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi, CCPC Chairman Dr Abdul Qayyum Chaudhary, Career Development Officer Navid Ahmad, Focal Person Abdullah Shakir, faculty members and students were present.

Dr Abdul Qayyum briefed the participants about the CCPC and spoke on the topic and its impact. He also thanked PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakir for promoting such activities.

accidents: A total of 774 traffic accidents were reported in Provincial Monitoring Cell of the Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue-1122) in all 37 Districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. Eight died and 524 were injured in these accidents.

Reportedly, some 327 victims who sustained minor injuries were discharged on the spot after provision of first aid. 370 drivers, 17 underage drivers, 114 pedestrians and 375 passengers were among the victims of these traffic accidents.

The statistics showed that 220 accidents were reported in Lahore which affected 219 persons, 71 accidents in Faisalabad affected 82 persons and 59 accidents in Gujranwala affected 63 persons. According to the data, 613 motorbikes, 122 auto rickshaws, 74 motorcars, 45 vans, 12 passenger buses, 34 trucks and 87 other types of auto vehicles and slow moving carts were involved in traffic accidents.

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