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Punjab announces huge increase in driving license fee

12:41 PM | 5 Dec, 2023
Punjab announces huge increase in driving license fee

LAHORE – Thousands of people are visiting licensing centers on a daily basis amid crackdown on unlicensed drivers in the country's most populated region Punjab. 

As the government made it mandatory for the masses to carry license cards with them while driving vehicles, authorities also announced a massive hike in the driving fee from the start of next year. 

In a social media post, Lahore Traffic Police said the caretaker Punjab government has decided to jack up the driving license fee by over 1500 percent. The rate will be revised from Rs60 to Rs1000.

Lahore Traffic Police further announced that people can still apply on old fee until December 31. The new rates will be in effect from January 1, 2024, and motorists have to pay Rs1,000 as a license fee.

Following the huge increase, the provincial government comes under fire on social media where people lamented the decision calling it deviating and said it would discourage people to apply.

Earlier, Lahore traffic police jacked up penalties for learner’s permit holders. The police announced that it will not be registering cases against learner’s permit holders, however, they will be fined Rs2,000.

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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