FO hails expats on day of family remittances

FO spokesperson said overseas Pakistanis are a 'great asset' for country


APP June 17, 2021
A view of Foreign Office building in Islamabad. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Acknowledging the contribution of overseas Pakistanis, the Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudri on Wednesday said they were a “great asset” for the country.

In a tweet on International Day of Family Remittances, the FO spokesperson paid tribute to the Pakistani diaspora for their contribution to the country’s economy.

“Let’s recognise overseas Pakistanis who continue to send money back home, supporting their families and contributing to Pakistan's economy,” he said. The FO spokesperson said Pakistani diaspora remained the “greatest asset” of the country.

The International Day of Family Remittances was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and is observed annually on June 16. The IDFR recognises over 200 million migrant workers, women and men, who send money home to over 800 million family members across the world.

The day further highlights the great resilience of migrant workers in the face of economic insecurities, natural and climate related disasters and a global pandemic.

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