Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Friday chaired a meeting to discuss the problems faced by overseas Pakistanis.

The PM said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would be announcing a special package of incentives to encourage the overseas Pakistanis to send remittances through banking channels by removing all hindrances and procedural issues.

Imran Khan was briefed by the special assistant for overseas Pakistanis ministry, Zulfi Bukhari. “Problems that the overseas Pakistanis are facing should be resolved immediately,” directed PM Imran Khan.

The PM also said that the overseas Pakistanis are the asset of the country. He added that the government was also moving to remove hassles overseas Pakistanis confront at immigration when they come to Pakistan.

Reassuring his support to country nationals living abroad, he underlined, “Our govt is also going to ensure protection for the Overseas Pakistanis’ properties and land especially from land mafias.”

Earlier, in a series of tweets, the Prime Minister stated, “Inshallah, by removing these hindrances, we would be able to increase remittance flows from $20 billion to at least $30 billion & perhaps even $40 billion through banking channels.”

He added by saying that our mission abroad have also been directed to look after and deal effectively with the concerns of our overseas Pakistanis. Imran Khan said that the government was also going to ensure protection for the overseas Pakistanis’ properties and land especially from land.