1. Banking facility in Pakistan for overseas Pakistanis is a joke.
    I visit Pakistan from the UK, every 2 to 3 years, and have two bank accounts, one for foreign currency and one for local rupees.
    Every time I visit Pakistan it take 7 to 10 days to reactivate the accounts as they have been dormant for more than a year. To do this means visiting the bank several times and providing all sorts of documentations. Eventually once the account is active, I find i have to pay tax to withdraw on my own money earned in the UK as I am not a filler.
    My visit is usually for 2 weeks, and all I achieve is to activate the account only to have the same issues next time.

  2. I have same problem sometimes but not to worry this step will make things better but I never had to pay any tax in Pakistan to withdraw or keep money there. I send over around £2000 every month because my family moved there about 15 years ago. So be positive and I know very well how better respect we get outside our country. There are some bad things but there are some good things too depends the way you look at it. Apne toota huwa ghar bhi doosre ki kothi se achha hota he. Doosre mulak me life achhi ho gi lekin nasal bhi barbad hui he poochho unse jo 40-50 sal se reh rahe hain.

  3. Currently I am in Pakistan for two weeks. During my past 11 days I am trying to open an online account but there are unaccountable formalities from bank side.
    I visited three banks but invain. Finally my leave come to an end and account opening process couldn’t started.
    At last I am forced to give up the account opening process and travel back from Pakistan.
    In this whole process and interatction with banks I heard many miserable words from bank staff. Like they told that oversease pakistanis are little bit risky customers. I don’t know how and why they are using the words like these.


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