Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi in continuation to raise awareness among overseas Pakistanis about Roshan Digital Account in Pakistan organized another webinar in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan and Austria-Pakistan Association on May 19, 2021
A representative of the Pakistani Community from major European countries – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland has also participated in the webinar.
Roshan Digital Account set to drive sustainable GDP Growth, as it helped the government and the central bank improve the external account of the country.
The event’s objective is to attract millions of Pakistani living abroad by offering much higher returns on deposits than those in developed economies.
Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, President of Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi and moderator of the webinar, opened by welcoming and thanking the participants and speakers for attending.
Dr. Murtaza Syed, Deputy Governor of State Bank of Pakistan said that Roshan Digital Accounts has crossed 143, 085 accounts and attracted 1biillion dollars since its launch in September 2020.
He added that the Pakistanis in the UAE have the highest inward remittance through the Roshan Digital Account.
Mr. Syed Irfan Ali, The Executive Director of State Bank of Pakistan, Mr. Syed Irfan Ali, gave a detailed presentation on the Roshan Digital Accounts to the participants. And that, for the first time in Pakistan’s banking history, Non-resident Pakistanis have been provided an opportunity to remotely open bank accounts in Pakistan entirely through digital means without visiting a bank in Pakistan or an Embassy or a Consulate office. The facility has been initially launched through 8 Pakistani banks. SBP would continue to add other banks to the list in the future.
The webinar has a question and answers session where many questions were answered by the speakers from the State Bank of Pakistan, then and there, and if there are further questions they encouraged to visit the website http://www.sbp.org.pk.
In closing, Dr. Qaiser Anis thanks the representatives from the State Bank of Pakistan and all the Pakistan representatives from France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and Germany.
The webinar was attended by prominent Pakistani community members and representatives of leading community organizations and businesses hailing from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, as well as various parts of the emirates, and from European countries.
The Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi will continually support any initiatives of the State Bank of Pakistan that will benefit the Overseas Pakistanis.