OverSeas Pakistanis sent back home $83.7 billions in last 5 years
ISLAMABAD, Apr 24 (APP): Pakistan has received valuable foreign exchange of US $ 83792.11 million from Overseas Pakistanis (OP) during the last five fiscal years and the three quarters of the current year.
The year wise break up of this huge amount reveals that US $ 11200.90 million were received in the fiscal year 2010-11, US $ 13186.58 million in 2011-12, US $ 13920.16 million in 2012-13, US $ 15,832.25 million in 2013-14, US $ 18454.04 million 2014-15 and US $ 11,198.18 till now in the current fiscal year, an official source told APP.
According to the data received to the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development from State Bank of Pakistan, the highest contribution was received from Saudi Arabia from which a
total amount of US $ 24179.73 million has been received in the said period.
The second one is United States of America from where overseas workers have sent US $ 13.166.08 million followed by United Kingdom from where an amount of US $ 10558.91 million was received.
An amount of US $ 17999.95 million was sent by the human resource working in United Arab Emirates while US $ 9784.77 million were received from countries of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
An amount of US $ 2090.68 million was earned by the overseas workers in European countries.
While US $ 3868.94 million were contributed in the national economy of the country by the Pakistani work force serving in other countries of globe.