Pakistan Railways to introduce VVIP trains

03:56 PM | 5 Jan, 2019
Pakistan Railways to introduce VVIP trains
ISLAMABAD —Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has announced that Pakistan Railways will introduce 20 new trains in the year 2019 across the country for facilitating the masses as it has introduced in just first three months of the incumbent government.

Talking to media he said Railways ministry has planned to launch two VVIP trains within the next six months and an effective fuel and power tracking system to be installed on trains.

Sheikh Rasheed also announced that salaries of railways police will be brought at par with those of Punjab police.

Replying to a question Rasheed said, "Railways has planned some targets including to earn 10 billion in this year and following some strategies for achieving these goals in the specific time".

While responding about International Monetary Fund (IMF) he said," government does not want to avail IMF option but due to the ailing national economy government is striving for adopting this option on soft conditions".

Sheikh said Saudi Arab and China's financial grant has given some support to the national economy and it will get more strengthen after the visit of Emirati Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Pakistan that is expected on Sunday and hopefully will also announce the aid".

Responding to another question regarding the Chairman of Public Account Committee (PAC) he said," if someone found guilty over any case then morally and according to law he cannot hold an authority or run a national office till getting the clearance from the Supreme Court (SC) adding Shehbaz Sharif should be removed from the chairmanship, he demanded".

He said regarding 18th amendment it is the non-issue that is raised by opposition party PPP for hiding their own failures and termed it their weak attempt to divert the attention of masses.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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