Visa on arrival announced for Turkish citizens by regional rival; Details here

11:55 PM | 2 May, 2023
Visa on arrival announced for Turkish citizens by regional rival; Details here

ANKARA - After years of tension, Türkiye announced on Tuesday that Egypt would allow its citizens to apply for a visa upon landing in the country.

The development comes as a latest move in the ties between the two regional countries who had been trading barbs; the announcement has been made nearly a month after Türkiye and Egypt stated that they would upgrade their diplomatic relations to ambassador level as soon as possible and reappoint their envoys. Diplomatic relations between Türkiye and Egypt had been maintained at the level of charges d'affaires since 2013.

"Our citizens who will travel to Egypt will be able to get their visas from the Egyptian border gates from now on," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

Ties between the two countries had turned bitter after they withdrew ambassadors in 2013. Egypt's then-army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, now the country's president, had ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi who happened to be an ally of Ankara.

Engagement between senior foreign ministry officials in Ankara and Cairo have helped cement the fractured ties. The most important development in this regard happened in Qatar when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and el-Sissi briefly met in December and shook hands.

Türkiye’s efforts to mend ties with regional states is bearing fruit, a visible indication of which is its improved ties with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Erdoğan has reiterated that Türkiye hoped to enhance its cooperation with Egypt and Gulf nations "on a win-win basis," intensifying diplomacy after years of tensions.

Foreign Minister of Türkiye, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu became the highest-ranking Turkish official to visit Egypt in over a decade back in March. Earlier in February, his counterpart Sameh Shoukry visited Türkiye after the country faced earthquake that left over 50,000 dead in what was the first trip by Egypt's top diplomat since relations soured.

The bone of contention between the two countries had been Libya as well as both countries backed opposing factions in the war-torn area. They had also been at odds over maritime borders in the gas-rich Eastern Mediterranean.

Egypt is also hoping to attract investment from Turkish companies which vowed to invest $500 million in the country to help dampen the effects of economic crisis.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 24, 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 September 24, 2023 (Sunday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 320
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 25, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 214,700 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs184,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 25 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Karachi PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Islamabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Peshawar PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Quetta PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sialkot PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Attock PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujranwala PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Jehlum PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Multan PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Bahawalpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujrat PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nawabshah PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Chakwal PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Hyderabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nowshehra PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sargodha PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Faisalabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Mirpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590


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