Pakistan Railways to run 8 ‘Special Trains’ on Eid-ul-Azha

08:06 PM | 5 Sep, 2016
Pakistan Railways to run 8 ‘Special Trains’ on Eid-ul-Azha
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Pakistan Railways will run eight ‘Special Trains’ on the occasion of Eid-UL-Azha across the state in a bid to extend maximum facilities to passengers so that they may keep the Islamic festival with their near and dear ones.

“First special train will leave from Karachi to Peshawar Via Multan-Lala Musa on September 10,” Director, Operations Pakistan Railways Muhammad Ashraf Lanjaar told APP on Monday.

He stated that second special train will leave from Quetta to Rawalpindi on September 10. Third train will travel from Karachi to Lahore on September 11, he added.

The fourth special train will depart from the Rawalpindi Railway Station to Lahore on September 12 and fifth train will depart from the Lahore Railway Station to Rawalpindi on the same date, Ashraf Lanjaar added.

Director, Operations said that three Special Trains will go forth from the different Railway Station towards their destination after Eid-UL-Azha.

Ashraf Lanjaar said that Pakistan Railways has started advance booking for the special trains, adding that additional coaches have also been arranged with the trains to accommodate maximum passengers.

“A comprehensive advertisement campaign of Pakistan Railways is being launched to aware passengers about the special trains,” he added.

To a query, he alleged that special trains have generated more revenues for the department, but the conclusion is basically needed to facilitate the passengers at large.

Pakistan Railways, he said, had called for several steps to facilitate the passengers as railways were a cheaper mode of conveyance for the worldwide public.


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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