Pak consulate to fly 80 inmates home

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By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

ABOUT 80 Pakistani inmates in local jails will be sent home in the next couple of weeks following the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai arranging their air tickets and footing their other expenses.
The development came during the first-ever open house held at the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai on Wednesday by Samar Javed, acting consul general, while responding to a question. It was the first open house at the Consulate in Dubai, which sought to help community members residing in Sharjah, Dubai and Northern Emirates find solution for their issues at the spot.
The Open House was attended by officials from the visa, passport, welfare and others sections, led by Javed.
A community member pointed out the extra fee charged online for computerised identity cards and other such facilities by the officials at the Pakistan Social Centre Sharjah. Javed confirmed that the consulate will write a letter to have the fee reduced in favour of community members as there are many who can not afford Dhs100 extra on such services.
A female community member sought financial help to clear her fines, which had peaked Dhs12,500, considering that her husband had been sick for six years and the family unable to raise the amount. The officials referred her to the welfare section for help.
During the Open House, the officials stressed increased awareness and educating the community on local laws, since 25 per cent of theft culprits are women.
“We are helping community to get benefit from this series of weekly Open House to identify their problems as well as know about the updated services of local missions,” said Javed, acting consul general.
Published in The Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on December 8, 2016.

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