Pakistan sees cash inflow

PAKISTAN - Pakistan's struggling economy enjoyed a significant surge of foreign currency late last year as expatriate workers sent money home from abroad.

Bankers said the wave of money was triggered by fears among Pakistanis working abroad that investigations into money laundering after 11 September could lead to the indiscriminate freezing of bank accounts.

Expatriate Pakistanis sent home $1.3bn (£0.9bn) through official banking channels in the eight months since July 2001, more than twice