Dar wants new ways to raise remittances

Federal Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Sunday underlined the need for innovative and out-of-the-box solutions to support continued robust growth in remittances.

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Published: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 11:22 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:14 PM

The minister was chairing a meeting at te State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) here to review the performance of Pakistan Remittance Initiative (PRI). The bank Governor Yaseen Anwar was also present in the meeting, said a Press release.

The PRI team led by Mohammed Mansoor Ali, Director Exchange Policy and Moinuddin, Head of PRI, gave a presentation to the minister on the efforts made by the PRI and the SBP for facilitating overseas Pakistanis in the speedy, reliable, safe and free of charge transfer of funds to Pakistan as well as facilitating their quick receipt by their loved ones in the country.

The minister praised the ongoing facilitation work for the transfers of remittances and the efforts for increased inflow of precious foreign exchange into the country.


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