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Finance Minister calls for formulation of 'Charter of Economy' for speedy progress

11:22 AM | 3 Apr, 2016
Finance Minister calls for formulation of 'Charter of Economy' for speedy progress
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has called for formulation and implementation of a 'Charter of Economy' to develop Pakistan speedily at all levels.

Speaking at a function in Lahore, he underscored the need to separate politics from economic affairs of country.

Ishaq Dar made it clear that Voluntary Tax Compliance Scheme is not aimed in any way at allowing people to whiten their black money or wealth, but to facilitate the non-filers.

He said one-month extension in the deadline of the scheme will prove beneficial for non-filers, the business people, and also for tax revenue generation.

To a question, Ishaq Dar said the government has succeeded to convince the opposition parties and remove their reservations over the PIA issue. He said PIA amendment bill will be passed in joint session of parliament on April 11.

To another question, the Minister said Pakistan has made the liquefied natural gas import deal with Qatar at a very low price, and it will be contributing a lot in catering to the country's energy needs.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 24 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.2 for buying and 296.2 for selling while British Pound hovers at 339.5 for buying, and 343 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.25. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.2 296.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 339.5 343
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.25 73.95
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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