Special package of incentives would be announced for overseas Pakistanis: Prime Minister. October 12, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that a special package of incentives would be announced for overseas Pakistanis to encourage them to send remittances through banking channels. Chairing a follow-up meeting on Overseas Pakistanis in Islamabad on Friday, he directed all concerned departments to provide speedy mechanisms for ease of sending remittances through legal channels. Imran Khan said overseas Pakistanis are an asset to the country and government is working on fast track basis to resolve their problems.

The Prime Minister directed Ministry of Finance, Federal Board of Revenue, State Bank of Pakistan and NADRA to sit together and present a workable plan of removing hindrances in the remittance’s mechanism through e-solutions. The Prime Minister emphasized that the PTI government is fully cognizant of the problems faced by Overseas Pakistanis in sending remittances and issues of retaining their legal properties in Pakistan while they are abroad earning a livelihood.

Imran Khan said overseas Pakistanis can play a very important role in improving the financial condition of the country through remittances. He emphasized that strict action will be taken against illegal encroachers who occupy properties of overseas Pakistanis. The meeting decided to introduce legal reforms in the Civil and Criminal laws to eradicate occupation of the properties of overseas Pakistanis in the country. Establishment of special courts for these cases was also discussed.