ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US $9458.66 million in first six months (July to December) of FY17, compared with US $ 9688.34 million received during the same period in the preceding year.

During December 2016, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to US$1584.17 million, which is 1.2% lower than November 2016 and December 2015. The country wise details for the month of December 2016 show that inflows from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, UK, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman) and EU countries amounted to US $ 475.75 million, US $339.93 million, US $182.17 million, US $181.85 million, US $203.63 million and US $35.08 million respectively compared with the inflow of US $ 501.99 million, US $ 339.53 million, US $208.05 million, US $190.57 million, US $209.5 million and US $35.25 million respectively in December 2015.

Remittances received from Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan and other countries during December 2016 amounted to US $165.76 million together as against US $131.24 million received in December 2015.