In a first, free bus service launched for women in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan

07:34 PM | 5 Oct, 2022
In a first, free bus service launched for women in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan
Source: @csgbpk (Twitter)

GILGIT – Gilgit-Baltistan has become the first region in Pakistan to launch free-of-cost bus service for women, a move that will also ensure their safety.

GB Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid inaugurated the ‘Pink Bus Service’ project, which will initially be available in Gilgit and Skardu regions.

The government has renovated already available three buses to launch the initiative, and vowed to expand it by March 2023 by acquiring new buses.

The Pink Bus Service will be available twice a day on four main routes. It will operate from 06:00 am to 09:00 am and then from 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm.

The project aims at improving access and reducing financial burden for women segment of the society. 


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

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.

Euro currently 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 - 26 Feb 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 2.1 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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