How to Apply Power of Attorney in Pakistan?

How to Apply Power of Attorney in Pakistan

Power of attorney (POA) is a legal authorization that gives a designated person, as the agent or attorney-in-fact, the power to act for another person, known as the principal. The agent is then given authority to make decisions about the principal’s property, finances, investments, or even medical care.

Power of attorney for Overseas Pakistani Citizens:

Majority of Pakistani Citizens live abroad but still own properties back own in Pakistan. For the legal issues, it is difficult for them to come and go as they please. As the Pakistani Citizen who lives overseas, cannot come to the native country for a document submission or for signature on documents, which is necessary for their investment or any other work to proceed, so they send a Power of Attorney in their place.

Who Should be Power of Attorney?

Mostly people hire lawyers as Power of Attorney as they have a great knowledge about the law and regulations than any person in a different field. Lawyers also know how to draft the legal documents and create a very minimum chance for any kind of typo or mistake. Hiring Lawyers can also help in collection and submission of documents on time.

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But other people can be hired as Power of Attorney as well as long as that person is competent and trustworthy. Every Pakistani citizen who is a major, adult, and is competent, according to law, to enter into a contract whether resides in Pakistan or outside Pakistan may authorize any other person as his power of attorney to represent him on his behalf. So, we can conclude hiring Power of Attorney is more feasible in terms of both time and finance.

Power of Attorney’s Duties:

Power of attorney is only acceptable by law if the principal is mentally sound and is capable of making sound decisions. They can also cannot take the decision on their own but will have to follow the instructions of the principal. Power of Attorney’s duties includes:

  • The Power of Attorney can also go to the court session in the place of the principals
  • The Power of Attorney can sell, buy, lease or dispose the property in the name of Principal
  • The Power of Attorney submits the required documents if the principal (person himself) is not physically present.

So, we can conclude that the principal grants Power of Attorneys, the authority and power to work on their place and represent them in the eyes of law.

Attestation of Power of Attorney:

The attestation of Power of Attorney, especially for Overseas Pakistani Citizens, is divided into two parts which include

  • Attestation of the power of attorney in Pakistani Consulate or Pakistani Embassy
  • Registration of the power of attorney in Pakistan

Before the registration of the power of attorney in Pakistan, the power of attorney needs to be registered in the Pakistani Consulate or Pakistani Embassy of the country where the principal is residing.

How to Attest for Power of Attorney:

The following process is done to get power of attorney from Overseas Pakistani Citizens.

  • Document or draft a Power of Attorney on a stamp paper, either agent can do it themselves or take the legal professional help too
  • Send it to the person living abroad (who is going to be the principal) through the embassy
  • The principal then needs to visit the Pakistani Embassy or consulate in the country of their stay to receive the document
  • The principal will need to sign that document and get it stamped by the embassy
  • The agent will get the document attested by a notary public
  • The document or Power of Attorney is then shipped back to Pakistan after this process
  • The agent will visit the office of Foreign Affairs to get the document verified/attested
  • Finally, the registrar of District Courts will attest the document and agent will get an attested copy.

Requirements for the attestation of Power of Attorney:

  • The original power of attorney and a few copies
  • Application form for attestation of power of attorney
  • His original passport along with its copy
  • His original Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) or National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) along with its copy
  • Two recent passport-size photographs affixed on power of attorney next to the place of signature
  • In case the document of power of attorney extends to more than one page, each page will have to be signed
  • Copies of the agent’s CNIC and that of the witnesses
  • Processing fee in the form of a postal money order or bank cheque featuring foreign currency used by that country.

The document will be attested by the authorities and the Power of Attorney will be able to move on to the next phase.

Cancellation of Power of Attorney:

The Principal can cancel the Power of Attorney at any time due to multiple of reasons. In case of the death of the Attorney or the Principal, it will be canceled automatically. In the first instance, the concerned Registrar where Power of Attorney is registered will cancel it and it will also be published in a newspaper. Power of Attorney will also be canceled if the job/assignment for which it was given is completed.

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This blog is very important for the people who are Overseas Pakistanis who are looking to hire an agent as power or attorney to represent themselves in Pakistan for a legal work. Investment in Real Estate is a difficult process but this work is now made easy by Pakistan property Services.

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Many residential and commercial societies in Pakistan are evaluated carefully to help our clients make the better decision. Pakistan Property Services helps the clients invest in projects with good prospects that depend upon the parent company, developers, location, payment plan, amenities they can have in the desired project.

Lahore:

Lahore is the cultural and economic hub as well as the provincial capital of Punjab. The city is well known for its huge economic opportunities in different sectors. People come from different areas to grab these opportunities and have a residence here. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Lahore:

Karachi:

Bahria Town Karachi is a benchmark within the landscape of Karachi with its world-class excellent-planned society. This society is sketched with an area concept to supply outstanding lifestyle facilities to its residents and can introduce new benchmarks of community development in Karachi. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Karachi:

Islamabad:

Islamabad is nestled against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills. It is a modern, planned city with wide tree lined streets, large houses, elegant public buildings and well-organized bazaars. It is however; always under construction to improve transportation or develop new housing areas for its growing population. The walkways are shaded, safe, and separated from the traffic by rows of flame trees, jacaranda and hibiscus. Roses, jasmine and bougainvillea fill the parks, and scenic viewpoints show the city to its advantage. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Islamabad:

Rawalpindi:

Rawalpindi is an important administrative, commercial, and industrial centre. Its industries include locomotive works, gasworks, an oil refinery, sawmills, an iron foundry, a brewery, and cotton, hosiery, and textile mills; it also produces shoes, leather goods, pottery, newsprint, and tents. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Rawalpindi:

Faisalabad:

Faisalabad, formerly known as Lyallpur named after the founder of the city is the third-most-populous city in Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore respectively, and the second-largest in the eastern province of Punjab. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Faisalabad:

Gujranwala:

Gujranwala is a city and capital of Gujranwala Division located in Punjab, Pakistan. It is also known as “City of Wrestlers” and is quite famous for its food. The city is Pakistan’s 5th most-populous metropolitan area, as well as 5th most populous city proper. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Gujranwala:

Multan:

Multan is city of Saints, it is best place to live if you belong to either middle class family, rich family or a poor family. The city is now develop city of Pakistan you can get every life facility here easily at low cast. Multan’s foods are very delicious especially mangoes of Multan are world famous. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Multan:

Bahawalpur:

Bahawalpur lies in the heart of South Punjab and is filled with stories that surround the legacies of Kings, Nawabs and their extravagant lifestyles. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Bahawalpur:

Peshawar:

Peshawar is the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is the biggest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is a relatively prosperous city. It is also a cultural and economic hub of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The city is famous for its food and tourism as it is one of the oldest cities of Pakistan with a recorded history that dates back to 539 BC. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Peshawar:

Gwadar:

Gwadar, town and seaport, southwestern Balochistan province, southwestern Pakistan. Located on the sandy Nuh headland that juts southward into the Arabian Sea, the town is an important fishing (sardines and sharks) and trade centre. Below the list of some of the top Projects in Gwadar:

Suggestions:

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