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Kuwait lifts ban on visa for Pakistani nationals after 6 years

04:16 PM | 7 Mar, 2017
Kuwait lifts ban on visa for Pakistani nationals after 6 years
KUWAIT CITY - On Tuesday the Kuwaiti government lifted a ban on visas for Pakistani citizens which had been imposed six years ago.

It is being reported that the decision was made during a meeting between PM Nawaz Sharif, who is in Kuwait on an official visit, and Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at the Amiri Diwan in Kuwait City.

The two countries also decided to collaborate and establish a joint council for business. Both the countries will work jointly in five different fields.



According to the Gulf News, Kuwait banned nationals from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan from entering the country in 2011. The ban includes suspending all tourism, visit and trade visas as well as visas sponsored by spouses, immigration.

The visa ban was imposed due to the "difficult security conditions in the five countries" and to "the remarkably increasing tendency of nationals from the five countries to apply for visas to bring in relatives who faced or could face arrest by the local authorities to Kuwait."

The premier also held a meeting with Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al-Hamad at Bayan Palace.



During the meeting, Nawaz Sharif also proposed the establishment of a Pakistan-Kuwait Joint Business Council for promotion of trade relations between the two countries.

According to Radio Pakistan, the Prime Minister pointed out that Pakistan and Kuwait have been economic and trade partners for long and Pakistan wished to further enhance its relations with Kuwait in all spheres. The Joint Ministerial Commission provides the best platform to take stock of bilateral cooperation in various economic sectors and setting new benchmarks to carry this cooperation forward.

 

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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