UK diplomat to Pakistan inaugurates 'first British cafe' in Islamabad

09:53 PM | 1 Dec, 2023
UK diplomat to Pakistan inaugurates 'first British cafe' in Islamabad

British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Jane Marriott, has inaugurated the UK’s first renowned coffee shop in Islamabad. Visitors enjoyed complimentary cups along with brownies, cakes, and cookies.

“I am delighted to be here at the opening of Costa Coffee, the first in Islamabad and third in Lahore; [...] it is a British brand, the first of its branch was opened 40 years ago in the UK; Costa has two and a half thousand branches in the UK, 59 of which are run by our friends in Gerrys,” the British envoy told the media.

Marriott donned the cafe’s mufflers and sat in front of the brand’s lit logo. She added that the cafe brought amazing coffee and food to Islamabad as well as to Lahore and Karachi.

“I just had a great cup of coffee and some wonderful chocolate brownies.”

After cutting the ribbon, Marriott visited the shop and interacted with the staff. She lauded the interior of the franchise and the services of the employees.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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