AUTOMATION OF POWER OF ATTORNEY LAUNCHED FOR OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS
ISLAMABAD: The federal government launched the Automation of Power of Attorney service for overseas Pakistanis on Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari launched the global “Automation of Power of Attorney” to facilitate overseas Pakistanis with the provision of automated attestation services at their doorsteps.
In a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the foreign minister said that the future belonged to technology and its utilization would ensure enhanced performance, better service delivery and transparency.
He expressed the confidence that the launch of the initiative would help the country’s foreign missions in enhancing the consular services.
The automation of power of attorney was initially launched in November 2021 as a pilot project in ten Pakistan Missions’/Sub-Missions’ in the United States and the United Kingdom. Now this service will be available to all the Pakistani Diaspora living abroad globally, the state news agency reported.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Syed Hussain Tariq, Secretary Foreign Affairs Dr. Asad Majeed Khan and Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Dr. Muhammad Tariq Malik, also attended ceremony.
The foreign minister described the launch as the realization of a major initiative to facilitate overseas Pakistanis and congratulated all those who worked hard to help make the project a reality.
He also lauded National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for its latest tech initiatives in the past.
Automation for attestation/legalization of Power of Attorney had been a longstanding demand of Overseas Pakistanis and will facilitate those who have to travel long distances from different cities and far-off places to the Missions. This automated system will reduce costs and minimize hassle by providing attestation services at the doorstep.