Overseas Pakistanis send $7.48 billion in four months

KARACHI: Overseas Pakistanis have remitted $7.48 billion during first four months of current fiscal year, which is 1.8 percent lower when compared with $7.62 billion in the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.

During October 2019, the inflow of workers remittances amounted to US$ 2,000.80 million, which is 14.46 percent higher than September 2019 and 2.88 percent lower than October 2018.

The country wise details for the month of October 2019 show that inflows from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, UK, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman) and EU countries amounted to US$ 468.18 million, US$ 398.96 million, US$ 322.38 million, US$ 328.69 million, US$ 191.77 million and US$ 60.94 million respectively compared with the inflow of US$ 494.53 million, US$ 419.41 million, US$ 325.19 million, US$ 322.29 million, US$ 200.87 million and US$ 57.42 million respectively in October 2018. Remittances received from Malaysia, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan and other countries during October 2019 amounted to US$ 229.88 million together as against US$ 240.57 million received in October 2018.

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