ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday launched Sohni Dharti Remittance Programme to reward overseas Pakistanis who are using legal cash transfer channels.
Addressing the launching ceremony, the premier called for incentivizing Pakistan expatriates and providing them VIP treatment for their remittances.
He said that nine million overseas Pakistanis are major contributors to the national economy, adding that the government is determined to provide all possible facilities to them in order to encourage them to use banking channels for remittances.
He highlighted, “Our overseas Pakistanis can now buy houses and invest in real estate through Roshan Digital services”.
The premier revealed that a plan to extend tax concession to the overseas national in also being considered.
Earlier, Finance Adviser Shaukat Tarin addressing the ceremony said that the initiative is a thanksgiving to overseas Pakistanis. He said earlier banks were rewarded for bringing remittances to the country but for the first time, overseas Pakistanis will get benefits by scoring points in the APP.
He said that Pakistani expats helped bridge the gap between exports and imports of the country.
Governor State Bank Reza Baqir in his remarks said the purpose of this scheme is to incentivize overseas Pakistanis using a digital application.