PM unveils two new schemes for overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced two new schemes for overseas Pakistanis who have Roshan Digital Accounts (RDA).

In an event held here at the capital, the prime minister thanked Governor State Bank Reza Baqir for his role in bringing about the two schemes – Roshan Apni Car and Roshan Samaji Khidmat.

PM Imran Khan instructed the government to seek Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen’s help, saying that the minister was an expert in marketing products and assets. He urged his economic team for thinking of “out-of-the-box” solutions to support Pakistan’s economy till its exports does not come at par with its imports.

He appreciated the record-breaking rise in remittances from overseas Pakistanis over the years, adding that this was just the “tip of the iceberg”. He praised the Pakistani diaspora for playing their part in supporting Pakistan’s economy over the years.

“Overseas Pakistanis have, over the years, kept our economy afloat,” he said, adding that he was in touch with overseas Pakistanis for the past 50 years during his cricketing days.

In a message to Pakistani embassies in various countries across the world, PM Imran Khan said their “most important duty” is to look after the affairs of Pakistani labourers in those countries.

PM Imran said the Pakistani embassy in Saudi Arabia had not taken care of labourers, adding that a “high-powered” investigation will be launched into the matter and exemplary punishments will be handed to those found guilty.

PM Imran Khan said he had received reports that embassy staffers were taking money as bribes from Pakistani labourers in Saudi Arabia.

Earlier today Senator Faisal Javed said aid two new initiatives ‘Roshan Apni Car and Roshan Samaaji Khidmat’ are being launched today for Roshan Digital Account holders.

Under Roshan Apni Car, the Roshan Digital Card Holders can avail financing at very attractive terms to purchase a car for their loved ones in Pakistan. He said anks are offering both conventional and Islamic modes of financing at attractive mark-up rates starting from 7% with priority delivery.

Faisal Javed said under Roshan Samaaji Khidmat, the Roshan Digital Account holders can give donations and Zakat very conveniently. He said they will also be able to make donations directly to the government’s landmark Ehsaas program.

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