Islamabad (Web Desk): Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri on Wednesday paid tribute to the Pakistani diaspora for their contribution to the country’s economy.
In a tweet on International Day of Family Remittances, the FO spokesperson said, “Let’s recognise overseas Pakistanis who continue to send money back home, supporting their families and contributing to Pakistan’s economy. Pakistani diaspora remains our great asset,” he added.
On the International Day of Family Remittances, let’s recognise overseas Pakistanis who continue to send money back home, supporting their families and contributing to ????????’s economy. Pakistani diaspora remains our greatest asset.— Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri (@Zhchaudhri) June 16, 2021
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and is observed annually June 16.
The IDFR recognizes the over 200 million migrant workers, women and men, who send money home to over 800 million family members across the world.
The day further highlights the great resilience of migrant workers in the face of economic insecurities, natural and climate related disasters and a global pandemic.