KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted $9744.75 million in the first six months (July to December) of FY18, compared with $9505.11 million received during the same period in the preceding year.

During December 2017, the inflow of workers’ remittances amounted to $1723.57 million, which is 9.31% higher than November 2017 and 8.72% higher than December 2016.

The country-wise details for the month of December 2017 showed that inflows from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, UK, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman) and EU countries amounted to $431.97 million, $396.74 million, $234.76 million, $223.3 million, $188.76 million and $54.87 million respectively compared with the inflow of $475.75 million, $339.95 million, $182.19 million, $181.85 million, $203.63 million and $35.09 million respectively in December 2016. 

Remittances received from Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan and other countries during December 2017 amounted to $193.17 million together as against $166.91 million received in December 2016.–Staff Reporter