Govt stop treating OPs as second class citizens: Malik

NELSON:  Government should stop treating the Overseas Pakistanis as second class citizen and give them their due right, said Muhammad Rafiq Malik, former Advisor.
Government should not deprive Overseas Pakistani from their right of vote, as people living outside are not less patriot than any one, Rafoq Malik said while addressing dinner in honour of Ch Lal Muhammad. Ch Lal Muhammad was elected as member Punjab Assembly and Malik Rafiq and Ch Muhammad Najeeb, former advisor to Bernley hosted a dinner in his honour.
Addressing the gathering Ch Lal Hussain said that deproving the overseas Pakistanis from their right of vote will be injustice. I nwill raise the issue with federal government so that overseas Pakistani get their right to vote, he added.
Overseas Pakistanis should be given at least ten per cent quota in all assemblies of Pakistan, Lal said, adding that overseas Pakistanis have a capacity to abolish corruption and lead the country towards development and  prosperity.
He termed electricity, gas and Gwadar Port as serious issues in front of the Federal Government and said that these issues will be resolved in three years. He said that honesty and transparency is imperative to lead the country towards development.
He termed the issue of grave-yard a biggest problem for people of Jhelum and assured that he will resolve this problem on priority basis.
Former MPA Ch Nadeem Khadim, Dr Aslam Javed and Mian Mehmood also addessed the gathering, while among others Haroon Afzal Khatana from Manchester, Councillors Misfar Hassan, Wajid Khan and Muzakar Ali, Mian Abdul Hameed, Manzoor Zakhmi, Mian Abdul Waheed, hafiz Muhammad Arshad, Councilor Abdul Aziz from Nelson, Haji Sagheer Ahmed, Ch Muhammad Arshad, Ch Abdul Ghafoor also participated in the gathering.