Remittances soar to $2.95 billion

By Salman Siddiqui Published in The Express Tribune on April 09, 2024 KARACHI: The inflows of workers’ remittances sent home by overseas Pakistanis hit a two-year high at $2.95 billion in March, taking the cumulative inflows to $21 billion in the first nine months of the current fiscal year 2024. The remittances have risen to this level […]

Govt mulls initiative to shield expats from fraud

By Khaleeq Kiani Published in Dawn on March 11, 2024 • Initiative to digitise property transactions aims to attract investment, remittances • Includes digital land records, video-based transaction services ISLAMABAD: The federal government plans to unveil a digital initiative to help overseas Pakistanis with property-related transactions in an attempt to attract investments and encourage remittances from the[…]

Over 23,000 Pakistanis languishing in foreign jails, Senate panel told

By Jamal Shahid Published in Dawn on February 21, 2024 ISLAMABAD: As almost 23,456 Pakistan nationals are imprisoned abroad, mostly in the Gulf countries, the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights on Tuesday directed the foreign ministry to formulate a much-delayed ‘Uniform Consular Protection Policy’ within three months and get it approved by the government for its[…]