Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill said that there was no increase in the prices of petroleum products despite the continuous rise in the prices in the world market.
The passengers have been offered reduced fares to travel through PIA while carrying 20-kilogramme luggage at the price of Rs7,500 (Dhs172) for one side, whereas, Rs8,500 (Dhs195) will be charged for travelling with 40-kg luggage.
The SBP said the accounts have been opened by overseas Pakistanis from over 100 countries, indicating the increasing reach of the RDA and helping the government and the central bank improve the external account of the country.
The State Bank of Pakistan announced on Monday that the remittances remained above $2 billion for 8th straight month as during the corresponding month, the inflow was recorded at $2.3 billion as compared to the inflow of $1.907 billion in January 2020.
Under the new guidelines, security clearance would not be required for those seeking a short-term medical visa or an individual work visa. Applicants applying for the 'visa in your inbox' category would be able to apply online and would receive authorisation on email.
Pakistan will stop issuing manual visas from next month and has asked non-resident Pakistanis and others interested in travelling to the country to apply online for electronic or e-visas.
"We've sent $1 billion to Saudi Arabia," he said. Another $1 billion will be repaid to Riyadh next month, a foreign ministry official said. Islamabad had returned $1 billion in July.
Overall, record high inflows of workers’ remittances during FY21 have been driven by proactive policy measures by the government and SBP to encourage the use of official channels, restrictions cross-border travel, altruistic transfers to Pakistan amid the pandemic...
Prime Minister Imran Khan says the last two years of his life were the toughest, despite having struggled all his life, as Pakistan was facing challenges from all fronts.
“My entire life has been a struggle,” he told Dunya TV channel.
Addressing his first press conference in Islamabad after assuming the charge as finance minister, Tarin said: “Pakistan is in talks with the International Monetary Fund to try to ease “tough conditions” on a $6 billion loan.”