The current fiscal year saw a rapid increase in remittances. The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis announced that the amount rose to $13 billion from $11 billion. The government is planning to maximize export of manpower, especially to Gulf States to boost remittances and foreign exchange reserves, which will support the economy in return. It is important that the government plans to ensure decent working conditions for Pakistani’s abroad. The government’s intentions to give Overseas Pakistanis a right to vote should also be materialized.

AFIA MALIK,

Lahore, June 23.