Prime Minister: Pakistan sees ‘record increase’ in remittances from overseas Pakistanis

Image result for remittancesThe Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has lauded overseas Pakistanis for a record increase in remittances in 2021 as compared to last year.

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“Remittances from overseas Pakistanis were $2.27 billion in January, up 19% over January 2020 – 8th consecutive month of remittances above $2 billion,” the premier said in a post on Twitter.

“To date in this fiscal year, they’re up 24% as compared to last year,” and added, “this is a record for our nation, and I thank our overseas Pakistanis.”

Earlier yesterday, in another tweet, the premier said that the industrial sector is witnessing significant growth.

“Good news from the industrial sector also, showing sustained growth,” he said.

“Large scale manufacturing saw another double-digit growth month in December 2020 – 11.4% growth vs. December 2019.”

The premier added, “cumulative July to Dec growth is above 8% now.”

Last month, the premier said that efforts were underway to turn the South Asian country into an industrial state and an agro-based economy to ensure sustainable development and prosperity.

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