To obtain OPF Membership, the following two categories have been defined:
Compulsory Membership. Registered with protectorate of emigrants under section VIII of emigration ordinance and proceeded abroad.
Voluntary Membership. Proceeded abroad for at least one year period but not registered with Protectorate of emigrants.
Remittances in Pakistan increased to an all-time high level to almost touch $20 billion in the closing financial year of 2015-16. According to statistics of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), expatriate Pakistanis remitted $19.9 billion in 2015-16, showing a growth of 6.38% ($1.2 billion) compared with $18.7 billion received during 2014-15.The consistent growth in remittance inflows in Pakistan kept Pakistan among the top ten countries i