ISLAMABAD - The news about exorbitant increases in fee of Pakistani passport to as much as Rs70,000 has turned out to be fake.
According to the details, several social media websites were flooded with the news last week that the fee of Pakistani passport would skyrocket to Rs 70,000, urging others to get their passports as soon as possible.
A Twitter account in this regard also posted a video depicting citizens in droves flocking the passport office in Peshawar after the rumor went viral.
Another social media account also called on people to get their passports before the prices are raised; however, it has been clarified officially that there has been no raise in fee for passport or its renewal.
The Directorate General Passports and Immigration has clarified that there has been no increase in fee in terms of passport issuance. An official associtaed with the department also elaborated that there was no plan to increase the fee in future.
The Directorate General Passports and Immigration also posted on Twitter that there was no raise in passport fee, urging people to stay calm and ignore the rumours in this regard.
The fee for e-passport was set in December 2020 according to which the fee of normal passport for five years is Rs9000 for a 36-page passport.
The rumours regarding expected increase in passport fee prompted thousands of people to head to nearby passport office and get their travel document; however, the department has now clarified that such news were baseless and unfounded.
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 March 28, 2023 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||345.5||349|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.92||36.27|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||178||180|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,300 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,160.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
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 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Karachi||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Islamabad||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Peshawar||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Quetta||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Sialkot||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Attock||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Gujranwala||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Jehlum||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Multan||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Gujrat||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Nawabshah||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Chakwal||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Hyderabad||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Nowshehra||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Sargodha||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Faisalabad||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
|Mirpur||PKR 204,300||PKR 2,465|
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