Consulate General of Pakistan in New York hosted a talk on ‘Roshan Digital Accounts: Benefits for NRPs’.

The panelists included Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue (formerly the Finance Minister for Pakistan), Mr. Shaukat Tarin; Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Reza Baqir; Dr. S Akbar Zaidi, Executive Director, IBA Karachi and Deputy Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Murtaza Syed.

Dr. Syed spoke about the Roshan Digital Account initiative started by the Pakistan government and encouraged expats to take advantage of the scheme.

Dr. Zaidi shed light on the state of Pakistan’s economy and showed how the diasporic Pakistanis had advantages which Pakistanis in Pakistan did not share.Dr. Baqir shared the philosophy behind the RDA scheme and shared the key milestones in its journey, so far.

Tarin explained the various reforms that the present government is doing for ensuring that Pakistan’s economy develops and expands at a steady rate. The event was attended by a large number of IBA Alumni, prominent citizens based in NYC, staff and the media.

The event concluded with Consul General of Pakistan in New York, Ayesha Ali, thanking the guests for their participation. She also thanked Dr. Zaidi for his presence and appreciated the attendance of the large number of IBA alumni.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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