RIYADH - In a more liberal approach, Saudi Arabia has allowed transit visa holders to enjoy rented cars while being in the kingdom during their short stay.
The Public Security has recently stated that Transit Visa holders will now be able to drive cars during their four-day stay in the Kingdom.
Those intending to roam around the country on car can benefit from the driving authorization service as the rental procedure of cars can be done through the ‘Absher Business’ electronic platform which works under the control of Ministry of Interior.
Interestingly, the procedure for renting vehicles is simple and there is no need to personally visit any Traffic Department office for this purpose.
Stop Over Transit Visas
Saudi Arabia launched the service of issuing electronic Stop-over Transit Visa in the Kingdom by air for all purposes from Jan. 30 under which visa holders can stay in the Kingdom for 96 hours and perform Islamic rituals as well.
The important aspect is that the visa is free of cost and it will be issued instantly along with the flight ticket as the ministry has launched the service in coordination with the Saudi national airlines.
The Transit Visa holders are also allowed to perform Umrah and visit the Last Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah besides cruising around in the kingdom and attend events.
The applications for transit visas can be submitted through the electronic platforms of Saudi Arabian Airlines and Flynas. The requests will automatically be routed to the Unified National Visa Platform at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to process and issue the digital visa immediately. The applicant will receive the visa via email.
Rent Saudi Homes
The permission to drive rented car comes weeks after Saudi Arabia allowed its citizens to rent out their homes to visitors.
Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb recently approved the new bylaw of private tourism hospitality under which a private tourist hospitality facility shall be part of a property designated either for residential or for agricultural use, and the total number of permits issued to a person in one property shall not exceed three.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 24, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||343.5||347|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.92||36.27|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.66||178.66|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,500 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Karachi||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Quetta||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Attock||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Multan||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
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