(London Post – PR): Senator Sirajul Haq, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan called on H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK on 25 August 2015. Issues relating to the Pakistani community in the UK came under discussion.
Welcoming the Senator, the High Commissioner apprised him of Mission’s efforts to address the issues of the community. He said that the issue of backlog in NADRA cards had been resolved to a great extent through conducting extra surgeries and enhancing the number of personnel. The High Commissioner informed the Senator that the number of NADRA cards had been increased from 4,000/month in the past to 16,000/month currently. Similarly he updated the Senator on the community outreach programme of the High Commission in order to connect with the community. The High Commissioner also informed about Mission’s efforts to resolve property related matters of the community back in Pakistan.
Based on his feedback from Pakistani community in UK, Senator Sirajul Haq appreciated the High Commission’s efforts to reach out to the community and to resolve their issues through provision of better consular services. The Senator also raised the issue of increase in PIA fares during the summer vacation as well as delays in flight schedules. The High Commissioner assured the Senator to take up the matter at appropriate level.