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Pakistan achieved substantial gains in financial inclusion; the percentage of financially included citizens increased from 9% of all adults in 2016 to 14% in 2017. (InterMedia/ Gallup Pakistan)

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According to the Financial Inclusion Insights (FII) Survey conducted in Pakistan by InterMedia USA (www.finclusion.org), with fieldwork conducted by Gallup Pakistan, Pakistan achieved substantial gains in financial inclusion in 2017. The percentage of financially included citizens increased from 9% of all adults in 2016 to 14% in 2017, the first statistically significant change that the FII program has recorded during five years of annual surveys in the country. These results indicate that Pakistani citizens are making tangible progress along the customer’s journey towards greater financial inclusion. Bilal Gilani, Executive Director at Gallup Pakistan, says, “This is great progress with respect to year on year progress, and it testifies that the National Financial Inclusion Strategy is finally beginning to bear fruit.”

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