Ride-hailing giant Careem hosted a meeting with Pakistani captains working abroad in collaboration with the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis to work on the ease of living as well as financial pressure on the Pakistanis living in Dubai.
According to a press release, 50 Pakistani Captains working in Dubai met with Careem CEO Muddasir Sheikha, Managing Director of Careem Pakistan Junaid Iqbal and Special Assistant to the PM for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Zulfi Bukhari.
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“We believe that it's the hard work and dedication of these men and women that have helped us succeed as an organisation. We hope to drive more initiatives such as this across the region, to emphasise that the wellbeing of our captains is a top priority for Careem,” said Muddasir Sheikha in praise of the captains who have supported Pakistan’s economy by sending remittances via proper banking channels.
Currently, on average, Pakistanis from abroad are sending around 1.7 to 1.9 billion dollars a month in remittances out of which 82 per cent is received from UAE, USA, Saudi Arabia, UK, and Malaysia.
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“The government tremendously values the contribution of overseas Pakistanis to the economy of Pakistan, and will take every measure to ease out their living outside of Pakistan, from the perspective of financial inclusion and investment back home," said Bukhari.
A team has been created to work with various governments in the Gulf countries to increase the number of Pakistani expats and by working with the Ministry of Overseas, special promo codes are also in works for Pakistani Captains to travel back home.
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