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PTI govt digitalizes power of attorney for overseas Pakistanis

Overseas Pakistanis can now get digital power of attorney online. He said that now overseas Pakistanis would not need to visit the High Commission for power of attorney.

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Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib Thursday said that launching of portal for automation of power of attorney was another revolutionary step by Prime Minister Imran Khan for Pakistanis living abroad.

Overseas Pakistanis can now get digital power of attorney online, he said in a tweet.

He said that now overseas Pakistanis would not need to visit the High Commission for power of attorney.

The minister lauded the role of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chairman NADRA and his team for this achievement.

Inheritance certificates

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) would issue letters of administration and succession certificates to overseas Pakistanis through biometric verification at Pakistani missions abroad freeing them from the hassle of going to court.

The government has widely circulated the procedure for applying the said documents through the Pakistani missions for awareness of the Pakistani expatriates who otherwise had to languish in courts in the country and go through a lengthy procedure.

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Now without going to the courts, the legal heirs can obtain letters of administration or succession certificates, through a quick five stage process facilitated by Succession Facilitation Unites operated by the NADRA, a press release from Pakistan’s High Commission in London said.

Presently, one facilitation unit is operative in Islamabad dealing with properties/assets in Islamabad only. Shortly, NADRA will establish more succession facilitation units in other cities of Pakistan.

As per the procedure, the applicants would submit a simple application form after which NADRA will issue public notice in leading local newspapers and on its website.

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In case of no objections within fourteen days, the legal heirs living in Pakistan or abroad (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford, Jeddah, Riyadh, Medina, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha), can visit their local NADRA office in Pakistan or the Pakistan Missions abroad for bio-metric verification.

APP with additional input by GVS News Desk