The research study is a critical analysis that examines the perceptions of migrants towards economic development in the District Dir Lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. The analysis has been made on both original field research as well as extensive review of literature to contextually prove how migration is affecting the economic progress of the society. Similarly, the literary debate is confounded through field data and primary data collected through in-depth interviews from 60 migrants’ households purposively selected along with observation and focus group discussion. Overall, a qualitative research design is utilized and the narration and explanation of the various dimensions of migration and economic development has been performed from the field information with the support of secondary information. Results of the study conclude that migration is a major source of sending remittances that positively affect families, reduce poverty, increase income level, support family well-being and enhance the living standards of dependents.