Suspected pilots’ scrutiny to be completed in few days, says SAPM

Associated Press of Pakistan 09:59 PM | 2 Jul, 2020
Suspected pilots’ scrutiny to be completed in few days, says SAPM

ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Accountability Barrister Shahzad Akbar Thursday said the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) would complete the scrutiny process of suspected pilots and verification of the credentials of other aviation staff in a few days.

There would be no compromise on the safety of air passengers and that was why the verification process of pilots’ credentials would be completed at all costs, he said addressing a news conference here flanked with Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz, and Minister for Ports and Shipping Ali Zaidi, he vowed.

He said the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was working round the clock to complete the scrutiny of pilots, engineers, and others by Friday or Saturday.

The SAPM said the internal accountability of institutions was also underway as it was most essential for the facilitation and safety of the people.

The cases of 28 pilots, having dubious flying licences, had been referred to the Federal Cabinet for their termination, he said, adding that irregularities committed in the institutions in the past could not be allowed to continue.

Referring to former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, he said it was the conflict of interests in his case that he enjoyed dual positions at the same time – the chief executive of the county and the head of a private airline.

He said the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had been ruined during the last 10 years whereas the personal businesses of the then rulers thrived.

The regulators had compromised their authority and standards deliberately to give a boost to the private businesses of the rulers of that time, he added.

Shahzad Akbar said in 2018, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Airblue was summoned by the quarters concerned to inquire about the irregularities committed in the aviation sector.

Regarding ban on the flight operation of Pakistan International Airlines in Europe and the United Kingdom, he said the government would take up the matter with the authorities concerned to review the decision.

To a question, he said Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had not yet responded his query of doling out Rs 20 billion subsidies to the sugar mafia during his tenure

Associated Press of Pakistan
Associated Press of Pakistan

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 29, 2023

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 May 29, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.21
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.20
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 29 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.   

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Karachi PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Islamabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Peshawar PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Quetta PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sialkot PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Attock PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujranwala PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Jehlum PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Multan PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Bahawalpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujrat PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nawabshah PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Chakwal PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Hyderabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nowshehra PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sargodha PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Faisalabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Mirpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505


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