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Pakistan’s first e-Rozgar Center inaugurated in Islamabad 

08:00 PM | 6 Feb, 2024
Pakistan’s first e-Rozgar Center inaugurated in Islamabad 
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ISLAMABAD – Caretaker Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Umar Saif on Tuesday inaugurated the Pakistan’s first e-Rozgar Center to facilitate freelancers. 

The center has been established in collaboration with Excel Consulting Services and it is equipped with around 100 workstations. The government has planned to increase the number of workstations to 300 in the future.  

Additional Secretary MoITT Ayesha Moriani, Member IT Syed Junaid Imam, Project Director Amir Ahmed, Chairman EC Services, Nazir Qureshi, officials from MoITT, NTS, PSEB and a large number of freelancers attended the inauguration ceremony.

Addressing the participants, the IT minister said the project of established 10,000 e-rozgar centers across the country has officially begun with the launch of the first center. 

 “We have also fulfilled another promise made to the people, where a significant number from the existing 1.5 million and upcoming new freelancers can work independently at very low rates” Saif said.

High-speed internet, uninterrupted power supply, training centers, individual cabins, meeting rooms and separate office rooms for start-ups had been provided to freelancers, the minister said.

He hoped that the IT exports of the country would increase to $10 billion annually with the completion of the project. 

 He said, the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) would be responsible for providing freelancers and required technical support for these centers.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
 
26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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