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‘Report-breaking month of remittances’: PM Imran Khan thanks abroad Pakistanis

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  • PM Imran Khan thanks abroad Pakistanis for “record-breaking month of remittances”
  • Pakistan acquired $2.4bn in remittances throughout December
  • First time Pakistan’s remittances have been above $2bn for six consecutive months, says PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday took to Twitter to thank abroad Pakistanis for a “record-breaking month of remittances”, saying that the nation acquired $2.4 billion in remittances throughout the month of December 2020. 

Learn extra: Pakistan’s remittances stay above $2b for sixth consecutive month

“MashaAllah, 1st time in Pakistan remittances have been above $2 bn for 6 consecutive months,” wrote the prime minister on Twitter. 

In keeping with figures shared by the prime minister, the entire variety of remittances acquired throughout the previous six months for the fiscal 12 months quantity to $14.2 bn. 

The prime minister mentioned that Pakistan had witnessed a progress of 24.9% in remittances when in comparison with final 12 months. 

“I want to thank our overseas Pakistanis for yet another record-breaking month of remittances in Dec: $2.4 bn. MashaAllah, 1st time in Pakistan remittances have been above $2 bn for 6 consecutive months. Total for 6 months of this fiscal year $14.2 bn – a 24.9% growth over last yr,” he tweeted.

Pakistan’s remittances in November 2020

Pakistan maintained a robust momentum in staff’ remittances for the sixth consecutive month in November with over $2billion, the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP) had reported final month.

Employees’ remittances elevated 28.4% year-on-year in November 2020, pushing the cumulative flows to $11.8 billion throughout the July-November FY21 with an increase of 26.9% in comparison with similar interval final 12 months, the SBP had mentioned. 

“This significant growth reflects continued government and SBP efforts to formalise remittances under Pakistan Remittances Initiative (PRI), growing use of digital channels amid limited international travel, orderly exchange market conditions and improved global economic activity,” the central financial institution had mentioned. 

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