Prime Minister Imran Khan will address overseas Pakistanis and announce two new schemes for Roshan Digital Account (RDA) holders today (Thursday).
This was shared by PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan on Twitter, as he went into detail about the success of the RDA and its impact.
“Today PM Imran Khan will address overseas Pakistanis in connection with #RoshanDigitalAccount reaching a great milestone of 1 Billion Dollars. RDA was launched just 7 months ago, with the objective of connecting NRPs to Pakistan’s Banking System completely digitally,” he tweeted.
PM Imran Khan has on several occasions referred to overseas Pakistanis as the country’s “biggest asset” and vowed to make policies that benefit them.
The prime minister has tasked his government over the past few months to come up with electoral reforms that would allow overseas Pakistanis to vote in the upcoming general elections as well.
The Roshan Digital Account is an initiative by the State Bank of Pakistan to serve the banking needs for overseas Pakistanis so it is easier for them to invest in their home country.
Last year in September, PM Imran Khan launched the initiative. A press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office last year had said that it is “the first time in the country’s history, Non-Returning Pakistanis (NRP) will be able to remotely open an account through an entirely digital and online process without any need to visit a bank branch, embassy, or consulate.”