CM Buzdar appoints UK doctor to lead Punjab Overseas Commission



2022-02-09 09:22:00

Dr Shahid Mehmood as Vice Chairperson of the Punjab Overseas Commission (POC) Photograph:Geo.television

LONDON: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has appointed Dr Shahid Mehmood as Vice Chairperson of the Punjab Overseas Commission (POC) to cope with the difficulty of abroad Pakistanis.

Dr Mehmood’s appointment has been confirmed in a notification issued by the Chief Minister Home. Dr Shahid Mehmood was appointed following the de-notification of Syed Tariq Mahmood-ul-Hassan in the identical place final week following Mr Makhdoom’s appointment as Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Particular Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis (SAPM).

Dr. Shahid Mehmood thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, and SAPM Syed Tariq Mehmood ul Hassan for entrusting him with the accountability of serving Pakistanis dwelling overseas.

He mentioned: “I will do my best to assist the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister, and the SAPM to resolve problems and challenges faced by overseas Pakistanis. As an overseas Pakistani, I have a deep insight into the challenges faced by overseas Pakistanis, and our doors are always open for Pakistanis living abroad.”

Dr Shahid Mehmood, who’s an outdated Ravian and graduated from Nishtar Medical School, mentioned that abroad Pakistanis contribute tremendously to the financial system of Pakistan. He mentioned: “In line with the vision of PM Khan and CM Punjab, I would engage with the overseas Pakistanis in all parts of the world through virtual contact and direct visits. As a health professional with exposure to the world’s best health systems and institutions, I will leave no stone unturned in serving the overseas Pakistanis through the Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission.”

Dr Shahid Mehmood mentioned he had gained nice perception into how to resolve points and sophisticated conditions. “As an overseas Pakistani myself who has faced issues in Pakistan, I can completely relate to how Pakistanis living abroad feel and the issues they go through on a daily basis. I will be working day and night to connect with the overseas Pakistanis as that’s what PM Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister want me to do in my role.”

Dr Shahid Mehmood mentioned that he has delivered lectures as a visitor speaker on the subjects of maternal neurology in medical faculties in Pakistan. He added: “I’ve organised a number of medical camps within the rural areas of Punjab to serve the destitute.

Dr Shahid Mehmood is the primary Pakistani who has executed masters in well being economics, coverage and administration from the London Faculty of Economics (LSE). Prior to taking over this place, he was working as a marketing consultant neurologist in West Yorkshire, UK. He additionally remained the pinnacle of the NHS Discussion board on the Conservative Pals of Pakistan, and he has labored with the World Congress of Pakistanis (WCOP).

Dr. Mehmood has additionally engaged with the Affiliation of Pakistani Physicians & Surgeons, UK because the focal particular person for the Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab as Makhdoom Tariq’s group.

The primary goals of the Overseas Pakistanis Commission embrace the welfare of abroad Pakistanis, addressing their real complaints which fall throughout the provisions of the Provincial Authorities, safety from land grabbing and comparable different hazards, facilitation of their investments, eradicating hurdles, and helping in coverage selections on the premise of ideas obtained from abroad Pakistanis.

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