Afghan population in Pakistan swells to 3.7m

Published in The Express Tribune on September 24, 2023 ISLAMABAD:  The population of Afghan nationals residing in Pakistan has surged to 3.7 million as of June this year, with a mere 1.3 million of them officially registered with the authorities, as reported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The data reveals that approximately 775,000 […]



‘Exodus’ from Pakistan

By Nasra M. Shah Published in Business Recorder on September 22, 2023 Recent times have witnessed much hype around the whole phenomenon of mass emigration -or as some like to term it the ‘brain drain’ – from Pakistan as we are told that more and more of our skilled professionals are leaving the country while others are[…]

SBP brings incentives to attract remittances

By Salman Siddiqui Published in The Express Tribune on September 22, 2023 KARACHI:  The central bank has announced new incentives effective from June 1, 2023 to encourage banks and authorised exchange companies to attract additional remittances from overseas Pakistanis, which is expected to stabilise and give a fresh boost to inflows. In a circular sent to all[…]