Over 6.3mn Pakistanis working around the globe

Over 6.3 million Pakistanis are living and working around the globe while there are 18 countries, where the figure of Overseas Pakistanis is more than 30,000, an official of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis said on Wednesday.

Talking to APP, official said that Overseas Pakistanis were playing a dynamic and active role in strengthening the economy of the country and Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis has launched several welfare schemes to facilitate these expatriates.

He said the Overseas Pakistanis had sent remittances US $55.01 billion from the financial year 2008 to 2013.

The remittances had shown a growth ratio of 5.56 percent during the financial year 2012-13 as compared with 2011-12.

The remittances during July 2012 to June 2013 were US $13,920.26 million as compared to US$ 13,186.62 million during the fiscal year 2011-12.

Giving the breakup of US $55.01 billion, he said the details shown that $7.81 billion had been remitted in 2008-09, $8.90 billion in 2009-10, $11.20 billion in 2010-11, $13.18 billion in 2011-12 and $13.92 billion in 2012-13 respectively.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013

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