“Abroad Pakistanis are valuable belongings of the nation,” the premier mentioned, including that it’s unlucky that Pakistani ambassadors don’t deal with them properly.
“The suggestions supplied by Pakistani expats dwelling in Saudi Arabia was surprising,” the premier mentioned. “An detached perspective in the direction of the expat neighborhood is “unforgivable.” He additionally learn out complaints obtained on the Residents Portal and slammed the “callousness” displayed by embassy staff.
“The job of embassies is to serve their residents,” the premier mentioned.
It ought to be recalled that final week, PM Khan had recalled Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz and members of the latter’s employees after stories of their alleged ‘mistreatment’ of the Pakistani expat neighborhood surfaced.
Particular Assistant to PM on Abroad Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari, making the announcement, mentioned the ambassador was recalled because the Pakistani neighborhood and Embassy employees had repeatedly lodged complaints towards him over the previous couple of months.
Following Amb Ejaz’s removing, retired Lt Gen Bilal Akbar had taken over the put up, Overseas Workplace Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri mentioned in a press release.
Chauhdri mentioned the Pakistani neighborhood residing within the Kingdom had reservations towards the officers recalled from their posts.
“The Authorities of Pakistan attaches excessive significance to the welfare of abroad Pakistanis. Abroad Pakistanis are our biggest asset. Their function in nationwide growth is indispensable,” the spokesperson mentioned.
There’s zero tolerance, in any way, for any lapse in service supply, he mentioned.
“Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi oversees the working of all our diplomatic missions himself, significantly close to the providers being supplied to the Pakistani neighborhood,” the spokesperson mentioned.
“On this regard, Pakistan’s missions all the world over have standing directions to increase most facilitation to the Pakistani neighborhood of their respective jurisdictions,” he mentioned.
As regards the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed an inquiry.
“The prime minister’s instructions are being absolutely carried out” and a high-powered inquiry committee will look into the matter.
The ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia has already returned and orders have been issued for the recall of six extra officers of the diplomatic, neighborhood welfare, and consular wings of the Embassy, he added.
Raja Ali Ejaz, a profession diplomat, had assumed obligations as Ambassador of Pakistan within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on twenty first January 2019, in response to a press release on the FO’s web site.
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