Advocate General Punjab Hardev Singh Mattewal stated that the Punjab Government was committed to safeguard the rights of the Non Resident Indians (NRIs).
This was disclosed by Mattewal while talking to media persons during his private visit to London. He said the Punjab Government was making all out efforts to resolve the issues pertaining to NRIs. He urged the NRIs to make huge investments in the states’ development programmes. He pointed out that during his visit to London he called upon the NRIs to come forward to invest in Punjab in a big way. He also met various deputations of NRIs there and assured them of state government’s fulsome support and cooperation.
Appreciating the historic decisions taken by the Badal Government for the welfare of NRIs during the NRIs Sammelan held in Punjab, Mr. Mattewal termed it as a ‘step in the right direction to win over the confidence of NRIs’. A high level committee was also constituted during this Sammelan which had so far resolved many vexed issues relating to the problems of the NRIs, said Mr. Mattewal.
Mattewal said that Punjab was making rapid strides under the stewardship of Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal. He hoped Punjab would soon emerge as the most preferred investment destination and a Commercial Center as the diverse sectors of Industry, Real Estate, Education and Health Services in Punjab had recently witnessed huge expansion in these fields..
Replying to a query raised by the media persons, Mr. Mattewal said that he was here on the private visit and not on official one. He said he had come here to participate in a religious function organized by the London based Gurdwara where he was honored by the local Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee.
To another question Mr. Mattewal said that Mr. Badal had already setup special Police Stations for the NRIs in the state to redress their complaints and grievances on the priority. He said he was given war welcome by the NRIs settled in London and would ever cherish these memorable moments throughout his life. “I have personally realized the hardships being faced by the NRIs here and would soon take up this matter with the Punjab Government for their immediate and solution on the top priority, said Mr. Mattewal.