Overseas Pakistanis sent $20.6 billion remittances after Covid-19: Zulfi

By: News Desk      Published: 05:50 PM, 17 Jun, 2020
Overseas Pakistanis sent $20.6 billion remittances after Covid-19: Zulfi

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari said the overseas Pakistanis have sent $20.6 billion remittances to Pakistan after COVID-19 that is appreciable.

Zulfi Bukhari said the government is well aware of the problems being faced by the overseas Pakistanis and is working effectively to address their problems.

He was addressing a media briefing along with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Moeed Yusuf, after a meeting of National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Zulfi Bukhari said 80,000 Pakistanis and 600 dead bodies have so far been brought back to the country.

He further said all returning Pakistanis should follow the SOPs and precautionary measures issued by the government as they will be closely monitored.

He urged the returning Pakistanis to register themselves on the ministry's website so that they would be given benefits from Ehsaas and Kamyab Jawan Programs.

25 percent airspace has been reopened

Speaking on the occasion, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Moeed Yusuf has said that almost 25 percent air space has been reopened for repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in different countries due to coronavirus pandemic.

Moeed Yusuf said efforts are being made to repatriate all Pakistanis to the homeland within a month.

He said eight airports are operational across the country for the repatriation purpose.

The SAPM on National Security said up to 45,000 Pakistanis will be brought back to the country and they will be tested at airports.  He said all returning Pakistanis will be bound for 14-day self-quarantine at their homes.