LONDON: Though the attitude in past was kept is point of concern but cannot be called as extra-constitutional and current Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government wants to address these issues by making amendments in Constitution so that patriots would not be blocked.
These were the views of speakers in a dinner hosted by Dr Ashraf Chauhan, former MPA in honor of provincial Assembly Members who are on official visit of Britain. The special guests of the function were Punjab Assembly Members Baber Hussain Abid, Aesha Javed, Sibtain Khan, Adnan Farid and Faiza Malik while local guest including Dr Waqar, Brig Javed, Ansar Chaudhry, Samiullah, Mumtaz Chaudhry, Manzoor Ali Khan, Councilor Sitara Anjum, Hina Malik, Ishtiaq Chaudhry, Safder Ali, Tahir Ali and Mobin Chaudhry were present in the function along with many others.
Addressing the gathering Baber Hussain Abid MPA said the attitude of former Chief Justice with overseas Pakistanis was not different than dictators. The CJ must have seen that all the constitutional sections would not be implemented on politicians to block them and everyone knows the people from other institutions have dual nationalities, he said.
People other than politicians are enjoying dual nationality but the politicians became target, he said.
Dr Ashraf Chauhan said at a time when external forces are bent upon to destabilize Pakistan the rulers should deal matters with open eyes and prudently. Overseas Pakistanis are a precious asset of nation and to corner them due to some fear is not fair and tantamount to excesses against them, he added.
The military secretary of former prime minister, Brig Javed said Pakistani community in Britain or the US are living in an atmosphere where rule of law is supreme but it is not being implemented in Pakistan so some problems are surfacing. Present Government look into the matter seriously and resolve these issues for the sake of Pakistan, he added.
He said the majority of Pakistani community members in Britain are of the view the government functionaries from Pakistan having dialogue with overseas Pakistani but are not showing some seriousness to resolve their problems.
Responding to this notion of Brig Javed, Punjab Assembly Members Aesha Javed and Adnan Jabbar said the Federal and provincial governments in Pakistan are eager to take benefit from the expertise of every professional. Advertisements are being published to get professional people but people who want to come through short cuts will have some grudges otherwise there is open field for professionals, they said.
They asked overseas Pakistan to come to Pakistan and invest their money and expertise in Pakistan and show your mettle to change destination of country.