Digital power of attorney for overseas Pakistanis

Digital power of attorney for overseas Pakistanis

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Bilawal Bhutto Zardari inaugurated the first global digital power of attorney for overseas Pakistanis. At a ceremony held in Foreign Ministry, Bilawal Bhutto launched “Global launch of Automation of Power of Attorney’. It will help overseas Pakistanis to transfer power of attorney without coming to Pakistan.

In his remarks at the inauguration ceremony, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari congratulated all the team members who worked really hard to make this project come to reality. He added that in the current digital world, there is a major need for Pakistan to transfer our system into digital systems. This is the first step and we are happy to announce this for our overseas brother.

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Difficulties faced by overseas Pakistanis

Overseas Pakistanis have to travel long distances from all around the world for the power of attorney and their property processes. But with this program, it would be easy for them to transfer, edit or do anything with their power of attorney while even sitting at far-off places.

This initiative will also reduce the cost and minimize hassle as the power of attorney process can be done from the doorstep at any place. Overseas used to travel a lot for this process and it costs a lot of money during travel and the whole process.

The official statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan explained that in the first step in November 2021, the automation process for power of attorney was only available for people living in the United States and the United Kingdom. But now it is launched for all Pakistani population living abroad on a global level.

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The attendees of the ceremony were Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Asad Majeed, chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Muhammad Tariq Malik, and other senior officials were present.

According to overseas Pakistanis, it is a great step taken by the Pakistani government. Many Pakistanis appreciated this step saying that it would be easy for us to take care of our property while sitting in any corner of the world.

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