ISLAMABAD – Graana.com, in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), hosted overseas Pakistanis at the launch event of ‘Roshan Apna Ghar Scheme’ in Dubai.
The Hon’ble President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan graced the occasion as the chief guest of the event, which commenced after the recitation of the Holy Quran. The president will meet leading businessmen, investors, entrepreneurs, senior representatives of information technology companies, and media persons during his stay.
The president is on a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he also formally inaugurated the Pakistani pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. He is also scheduled to interact with members of the Pakistani community in the UAE.
The other esteemed guests of the event included Commerce Minister Abdul Razak Dawood, Governor State Bank of Pakistan Mr Reza Baqir, Deputy Governor Mr Jameel Ahmed, President CEO Meezan Bank – Irfan Siddiqui, President CEO Habib Bank Limited – Muhammad Aurangzeb, President CEO Bank Alfalah Atif Bajwa.
While addressing the event, President Arif Alvi said: “The present government is boosting the country’s economy through various initiatives, including the real estate sector. The Roshan Digital Accounts (RDA) and Roshan Apna Ghar (RAG) initiatives were introduced for the financial inclusion and facilitation of overseas Pakistan – which are one of our biggest assets, given the positive inflow of remittances.”
Taking the stage, SBP Governor Raza Baqir informed: “The government of Pakistan has taken proper measures to ensure the emphasis was being laid on the protection of capital and promotion of transparency for the overseas Pakistanis through Roshan Apna Ghar programme that facilitates investment in real estate housing under this scheme.”
Expressing his views in this regard, Chairman Imarat Group and CEO Grana.com Shafiq Akbar said that overseas Pakistanis are the biggest asset of Pakistan. And with Roshan Digital Bank Accounts, the investment potential of overseas Pakistanis is fully realised. The Pakistan government and the SBP ensure fully repatriable financial inclusion of overseas Pakistanis through RDA and RAG schemes.
Commenting on this, Director Graana.com Farhan Javed said: “Roshan Digital Accounts is a transformative opportunity for the overseas Pakistanis to play a role for the development of Pakistan’s economy – which greatly relies on the development of the real estate sector.”