The inflows came mainly from Saudi Arabia, at $6.4 billion, the United Arab Emirates, $5.1 billion.
Taking to Twitter, Imran Khan shared data of remittances and praised the overseas Pakistanis for their unparalleled love and commitment to the country.
PM Imran Khan was addressing a ceremony in Islamabad in connection with Roshan Digital Account crossing one billion dollars in deposits and launch of Roshan Apni Car and Roshan Samaaji Khidmat products.
According to a local Muslim leader, the two families were staying in the gutted house. He also said that one of the families had recently shifted to stay at the residence.
Under the programme, a mobile application will be introduced and more remittance facilities will be extended to overseas Pakistanis besides provision of financial incentives.
The award will help ensure the people remember how Madiha Salman and her husband Salman Afzaal lived as people who embraced inclusion, valued education and built up their community.
“In my view, overseas Pakistanis should not only get the voting rights but should be allowed to be members of Parliament and Senate as well. No one can understand the problems of expats better than the overseas Pakistanis themselves. Their contribution towards uplifting the country’s economy is immense. Their services should be recognised,” Hans said.
Chairing a meeting on the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the prime minister said overseas Pakistanis were an asset of the country and must be involved in the election process.
"I will soon be launching the #FMPortal under #VisionFO thought leadership platform," Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in a tweet.