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

Fayyaz Hussain 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.


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 1, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 267.53 268.18
Euro EUR 290.22 290.82
UK Pound Sterling GBP 330.48 331.18
U.A.E Dirham AED 72.78 73.08
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.23 71.53
Australian Dollar AUD 190 193
Bahrain Dinar BHD 702.68 710.68
Canadian Dollar CAD 201.75 205
China Yuan CNY 39.15 39.55
Danish Krone DKK 38.6 39
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 33.72 34.07
Indian Rupee INR 3.24 3.35
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 865.31 874.31
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.24 62.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.35 173.35
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 686.49 694.49
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 72.58 73.28
Singapore Dollar SGD 201.2 203.2
Swedish Korona SEK 25.45 25.75
Swiss Franc CHF 286.19 288.69
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390


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