Remittances From Pakistanis Up 20%
These remittances also compare favorably with the foreign direct investment of $1.87B in Pakistan in the first half of 2007 which increased by 67% over the same period in 2006.
In addition to these inflows, Pakistan earns about $18B a year through exports and receives another $750m annually in US aid.
While good economic policies by Pakistani government have inspired confidence among investors and the business community, these additional inflows have clearly helped in achieving about 7% annual growth with rising incomes and the growing middle class clout in Pakistan.
The indications are that the economic growth will continue in spite the current political turmoil in the foreseeable future.