ISLAMABAD – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced repatriating Pakistanis stranded in different countries within a week.
Reports in local media quoting Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said ‘the flight operations of country’s national flag carrier would start from today to repatriate 6132 stranded overseas Pakistanis through 18 flights.’
Sarwar, while speaking in a presser said instead of Airbus, Pakistan International Airlines would operate Boeing 777 to bring back the stranded Pakistanis from Dubai, Sharjah, Doha, and Bahrain on 18 flights before Eidul Azha as the operation of Boeing will help to fasten the repatriation process.
Reports quoting PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said ‘Arrangements have been finalized to repatriate the stranded Pakistani citizens and added that two Boeing 777 aircrafts are ready for Bahrain. It further added that ‘Thousands of stranded Pakistanis across the globe will be airlifted within a week’.
Hafeez further said ‘one flight from Doha will arrive with 155 passengers while another from Bahrain with 145 passengers today’.
Reports also suggest that ‘as many as 3,394 passengers will be repatriated from the United Arab Emirates by 10 PIA flights which will be operated between July 5 and July 18. In addition, six flights carrying about 2,916 passengers will be operated from Doha from July 6 to 18 while two Boeing 777 carrying 722 people will arrive between July 8 and 11.’
Earlier, officials announced taking action against airlines involved in overbooking. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued notices to five foreign airlines for causing inconvenience to the passengers by the cancellation of flights to Pakistan on July 02.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 9, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331||334.2|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.43|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.63||175.63|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs193,700 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs166,070.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Karachi||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Islamabad||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Peshawar||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Quetta||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Sialkot||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Attock||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Gujranwala||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Jehlum||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Multan||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Gujrat||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Nawabshah||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Chakwal||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Hyderabad||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Nowshehra||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Sargodha||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Faisalabad||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Mirpur||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|