Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti has said that overseas Pakistanis are our valuable asset and it is our priority to resolve their issues. While addressing a meeting of the LHC Overseas Pakistanis Cell here on Tuesday, the chief justice said that establishment of the special Cell was the best step of the former chief justices. “We are attempting to make the Cell more functional so that expatriate Pakistanis can take further advantage of it,” he added. He said that the cases of overseas Pakistanis would be decided on priority basis as per law. Besides Justice Shujaat Ali Khan and Justice Jawad Hassan, LHC Registrar Irfan Ahmad Saeed, Director General Directorate of District Judiciary Masood Arshad, Principal Staff Officer to LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Yar Walana, LHC Additional Registrar IT Jamal Ahmad, Focal Person for Overseas Cell D&SJ Chaudhry Humayun Imtiaz, LHC Overseas Pakistanis Cell Secretary Arif Javed Dar, and other LHC officers attended the meeting. Punjab Overseas Pakistani Commission (OPC) Vice Chairman Waseem Akhtar Ramay, Punjab OPC Commissioner Ishrat Ullah and representatives of the provincial government were also present. While addressing the meeting, Justice Shujaat Ali Khan said that Punjab was the first province which made a law for protection of overseas Pakistanis. He said that a practical plan was being chalked out for early disposal of cases of overseas Pakistanis at the provincial judiciary. Justice Jawad Hassan also addressed the meeting and said that the overseas Pakistanis got relief with the efforts of LHC Overseas Pakistani Cell. The OPC vice chairman and others also gave suggestions for making the Cell more functional and early disposal of cases of expatriate workers during the meeting.