ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has thanked overseas Pakistanis for sending record remittances in December and said that for the first time in six consecutive months, remittances to Pakistan have exceeded $2 billion dollars.

According to details, Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message on social networking site Twitter said that he was grateful to overseas Pakistanis for the record remittances in December. Remittances reached a record $2.4 billion dollars in December, the first time in six months that remittances have exceeded $2 billion dollars.

Imran Khan said that a total of $14.2 billion was remitted in six months, which is 24.9 percent more than the previous year. For the first time, remittances to Pakistan exceeded  $2 billion dollars for six consecutive months.

It may be recalled that in December, Prime Minister Imran Khan had promised remittances of more than 2 billion for six consecutive months, saying that remittances reached $2.34 billion dollars in November, which will remain more than $2 billion dollars for six consecutive months.

He said that remittances increased by 2.4 percent in November as compared to October, while remittances increased by 28.4 percent this year as compared to November last year.

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