Pakistani expats remitted over Dh11 billion to Roshan Digital Account

Government has taken steps to give the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis


Published: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 1:43 PM

Pakistan’s Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said on Wednesday said that the government has made the process of inheritance certificate transparent and easy, which would greatly benefit the overseas Pakistanis.

While addressing the Overseas Pakistanis Convention in Islamabad, he said expatriates sent more than $3 billion (Dh11 billion) to Roshan Digital Account.

“There are ample opportunities in the tourism sector in which overseas Pakistanis can invest”, Farrukh Habib said.

“Overseas Pakistanis are our national assets, we will continue to serve them”, he said.

He said that the national economy faced a challenge due to Covid 19, owning it to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s successful strategy, the world appreciates Pakistan’s strategy.

He said that industrial sectors in Pakistan were fully operational today, record sales of cars and motorcycles were registered, and Rs1,000 billion projects were being built in the housing sector.


He said that applications worth Rs260 billion for low-income houses were received, and Rs40 billion loans issues.

“We are facing challenges like the economy, Covid-19, global inflation, rise in transportation cost of goods.”

He said that 70 million people were vaccinated free of cost, and Rs250 billion were purchased vaccines.

He said that social security network had been established, Sehat Insaf Card was introduced, and Rs260 billion Ehsas program started.

He said that the present government has taken steps to give the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis.

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