Overseas Pakistanis to send record level of remittances this year: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is likely to get a record level of remittances from the overseas Pakistan, about $16 billion during current fiscal year.

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Saturday that during fiscal year 2013-14 a record amount of remittances is expected.

“We have been taking measures to improve the economy of the country,” he said in a statement linking the confidence of overseas Pakistanis with economic measures of the government.

During fiscal year 2012-13, overseas Pakistanis including from United States, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Middle Eastern states, Europe and other regions sent a record amount of $14 billion.