Flights between Pakistan, Bahrain set to increase: Details inside

08:35 PM | 4 Aug, 2023
Flights between Pakistan, Bahrain set to increase: Details inside

ISLAMABAD - Bahrain's national airline, Gulf Air, will be increasing its flights to several Pakistani cities, it emerged on Friday.

The decision to increase the flights was made during a meeting between Bahrain's Minister of Transportation and Communication, Muhammad bin Thamer Al Kaabi, and Pakistan's Minister, Khawaja Saad Rafiq

An official statement by the Civil Aviation Authority said both sides decided that Gulf Air will be increasing its flight operations in Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore. 

“A discussion was also held about increasing Gulf Air’s flight operations in Quetta city in the future,” the statement read.

Both the ministers met in Islamabad and also discussed the possibility of starting chartered flights between the two countries besides starting a code-sharing process between Pakistan's national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Gulf Air to improve air connectivity.

The decision to increase flights between Bahrain and Pakistan comes at a time when Pakistan is outsourcing three of its major airports including Islamabad International Airport, Jinnah International Airport Karachi and Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore to improve the quality of services provided to the passengers.

In the first phase, the Islamabad International Airport is being outsourced for 15 years and modalities in this regard are being finalised.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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