The government on Tuesday abolished the condition of carrying your National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) for expatriates visiting the country.
According to the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis, the decision was made after Prime Minister’s Special Assistant, Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, made the recommendation.
Zulfi stated that the recommendation was approved by the PM:
“Now the overseas Pakistani can travel to Pakistan without visa.The ministry takes lead in initiating and implementing prime minister’s 100-day reformative agenda to ensure quick redressal of issues pertaining to expatriates and their children by achieving almost all set targets”
Imran Khan had, earlier, decided to undertake a few initiatives to aid overseas Pakistanis. He announced that the government will soon unveil a special incentive package aimed at encouraging overseas Pakistanis to transfer remittance through their banking channels.
InshaAllah by removing these hindrances we will be able to increase remittance flows from $20 bn to at least $30bn & perhaps even $40 bn through banking channels. https://t.co/rDv8XuXgyS
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 12, 2018
PM also assured that he was fully aware of the problems faced by Pakistanis living abroad while sending remittances and retaining their legal properties in Pakistan.
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