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Automation of Power of Attorney

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the automation of the Power of Attorney for Overseas Pakistanis during a ceremony held recently at the Prime Minister's House. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and Chairman NADRA Muhammad Tariq Malik were also present.

The Foreign Minister highlighted that this project involved extensive legislative and technological work and was completed in a very short span of time. He reiterated that the Government attached utmost importance to the welfare of overseas Pakistanis under the guidance of the Prime Minister. He stated that welfare of the Pakistani community was one of the major functions of our Missions abroad alongwith economic diplomacy.

The Prime Minister, in his speech, stressed upon the need for digitalization. He said that technology helps in simplification of procedures and the government was taking all possible measures for digitalization of various sectors.

During the ceremony, an Agreement was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NADRA, under which NADRA will provide 24/7 uninterrupted online services for attestation of Power of Attorney.

Automation of attestation of Power of Attorney has 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 doorsteps.

Instead of physically appearing in the Embassy/High Commission for attestation of Power of Attorney, the executants can now apply online without appearing in person.

Procedure for online attestation of Power of Attorney will be as follows:

Step: 1

The user or executor shall visit the online portal and sign up in order to be facilitated by online services to apply for the attestation and administration of any oath.

Step: 2

Once logged in, the details of executor, attorney, witnesses as well as all relevant documents are required to be uploaded.

Step: 3

Upon successful verification of the details by NADRA and successful fee payment of $36/, Pakistan Mission Abroad, will conduct online interview.

Step: 4

Upon successful conduct of the process Pakistan Mission Abroad will issue receipt.

Step: 5

The executer can then print the receipt and physically dispatch the instrument and receipt both to the relevant agent or nominee, as the case may be.

Now there is no need to go to the Embassy/High Commission for Attestation of Power of Attorney!

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Published on : November 29, 2021

Last Update : November 29, 2021