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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday directed the State Bank of Pakistan to provide an online facility of real time money transfer through the Roshan Digital Account for overseas Pakistanis.

The prime minister, chairing a meeting on Roshan Digital Account (RDA), said overseas Pakistanis were a precious asset of Pakistan and the government was taking historic measures for their facilitation.

He said the steps like voting rights, automation of the power of attorney, and online issuance of the succession certificate would have a long lasting impact for the welfare of the expatriates.

Roshan Digital Account: cumulative inflows reach $3.38 billion

During the meeting, the prime minister was apprised of the money transfer facility for the overseas Pakistanis through the RDA.

It was told that so far remittances worth over $3 billion had been received through the RDA.

The prime minister instructed the authorities concerned to launch a marketing campaign to convince the expatriates for maximum use of the facility. Finance Minister Shaukat Fayaz Tarin, Adviser on Overseas Pakistanis Affairs Ayub Afridi, State Bank Governor Raza Baqir and relevant senior officers attended the meeting.

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Khanm Feb 13, 2022 04:04am
I tried to open up this digital Roshan account ...guess what ..the requirement I could not fulfill cos I am retired and could not provide the copy of my retirement check, the money is directly deposited in my US account ..I think the government approach should be more relaxed and pragmatic.. everyone living abroad is not a money launder
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