Karachi October 23 2023: To further facilitate the freelancers, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has developed a comprehensive framework for opening and operations of their bank accounts.
Under the framework, freelancers will be able to open an Exporters’ Special Foreign Currency Account (ESFCA) as defined in the Foreign Exchange Manual for retention of export proceeds concurrently with corresponding primary PKR account, in-person or remotely through digital means.
All Freelancer Digital Accounts (FDA) opened so far, shall be considered to have been opened under this framework. The banks are advised to facilitate onboarding of the prospective freelancers under the attached framework.
These instructions will supersede other instructions pertaining to Freelancer Digital Account (FDA) provided in the SBP’s Customers’ Digital Onboarding Framework