Today, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Foreign Minister of Pakistan inaugurated the ‘Global Launch of the automation of the Power of Attorney’ for Overseas Pakistanis at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Syed Hussain Tariq, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, Secretary Foreign Affairs and Dr. Muhammad Tariq Malik, Chairman NADRA, also attended ceremony.
The Foreign Minister, in his remarks on the occasion, described the launch as the realization of a major initiative to facilitate overseas Pakistanis. The Foreign Minister also congratulated all those who worked hard to help make the project a reality.
Automation for attestation/legalization of Power of Attorney had been a longstanding demand of the 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.
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.
14 February 2023
Last modified: February 14, 2023