PM Khan praises overseas Pakistanis for high remittances

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday cherished overseas Pakistani workers for sending more remittances through banking channels.

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“Remittances for the past fiscal year came in much higher at 9.7 percent annual growth and totaled $21.8 billion for the year,” the Premier said in a tweet.

The Premier thanked the overseas workers for the remittances, which he said were much higher than the previous year when they grew only 2.9 per cent.

Overseas Pakistanis remitted $21,841.50 million during the fiscal year 2018-19, showing a growth of 9.68 percent compared with $19,913.55mn during the same period in the previous year, according to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

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