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Ahsan Iqbal pays first surprise visit to Islamabad airport as interior minister

09:16 AM | 5 Aug, 2017
Ahsan Iqbal pays first surprise visit to Islamabad airport as interior minister
ISLAMABAD - The recently appointed Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal paid a surprise visit to the Islamabad international airport on Friday and inspected various sections of it.

Iqbal, who replaced Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and took the oath of his office under the new premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, attended a ceremony at National Police Bureau to pay rich tribute to the martyred policemen on Youm-e-Police Shuda.



The minister lavished praise on the valiant officials who sacrificed their lives for the country and pledged to work for the welfare of their families. The minister also met senior police officials and inquired about their departments.

At around 10.30 PM Iqbal headed to the Islamabad International Airport and visited its international immigration section.

He directed the airport officials not to provide VIP protocol to anyone and to ensure implementation of queue culture.



He commanded that the deployment of staff should be in accordance with the passengers' load and asked commuters about the quality of services being provided to them.

Iqbal also issued special instructions that the immigration staff should pay heed to the grievances of incoming passengers so that they should feel comfortable.

The writer is a civil servant.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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