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US issues fresh travel advisory for its citizens in Pakistan ahead of elections

12:22 PM | 3 Feb, 2024
US issues fresh travel advisory for its citizens in Pakistan ahead of elections
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WASHINGTON – The United States has issued a fresh travel advisory for its citizens in Pakistan, strongly cautioning against all travel to specific regions. 

The advisory comes as Pakistan is heading to its 12th general elections next week amid escalating terrorism problem that has recently kindled tensions with Kabul and Tehran.

US State Department advised all American citizens to remain vigilent in build-up to general elections, and told people against attending political marches, and rallies.

Washington underscored capacity to impede traffic, disrupt transportation, and pose safety risks, as political events in South Asian natio become targets of armed groups.

The advisory also cautioned US citizens intending to visit Pakistan were urged to stay vigilant and informed about the locations of political rallies in their planned areas.

It said on Feb 8, areas around polling stations were expected to be crowded, and said disruptions to internet and cellular services were also anticipated in the period.

American nationals were advised to remain updated from local media, maintaining a low profile, carrying identification and cooperating with local authorities. It also mentioned enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (Step) for security updates, with additional information available on the US Embassy’s official website.

It further said US citizens in Pakistan can contact US Embassy in Islamabad and the US Consulate Generals in Lahore, Karachi, and Peshawar, as well as the State Department’s Consular Affairs in Washington.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
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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