Islamabad: Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Sajid Hussain Turi made a surprise visit to Tariq Market F-10-2 to personally redress the issue of an Overseas Pakistani where he issued orders to remove the illegal occupants within three days.
The owner of the plaza is UK based Pakistani who has built a plaza with an investment of millions of rupees in the country but an illegal Dhaba (makeshift restaurant) had been built in front of the plaza due to which the plaza remains shut.
Applicant Zaeem Taj said that shops were not being rented out due to the Dhaba which CDA has declared illegal and to be demolished.
Talking to the journalists on the occasion, Sajid Hussain Turi said that overseas Pakistanis are the backbone of the country’s economy.
He said that incidents of harassment of overseas Pakistanis would not be tolerated under any circumstances and would not allow any kind of victimization of any overseas Pakistani.
The Federal Minister said that his ministry and he himself is responsible for protecting the rights and assets of overseas Pakistanis as number of complaints of seizure of their lands and other assets are being received.
Sajid Hussain Turi said that overseas Pakistanis desire to invest their hard earned money in their own country but hindrances are created for them adding that now no mafia will have the courage to rob and harass overseas Pakistanis.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister Sajid Hussain Turi in a meeting with Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehzad Khan Bangash in Peshawar discussed various issues including law and order situation and development projects in the province, especially in Kurram district.
Regarding D I Khan Highway, Sajid Turi said that CPEC and other communication projects should be designed to benefit as many districts, areas and people as possible.
He emphasized on the interchange between Tall and Hangu on DI Khan Highway and said that it would benefit the people from Hangu to Parachinar and Kharlachi.
He said that every effort would be made for the convenience and welfare of the people and the federal budget for Tall Parachinar Road would be released soon. Talking to the Chief Secretary, he said that the library at Parachinar, which was built during the last PPP era, should be equipped with necessary staff, books and other modern facilities.