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PALPA ends week-long protest

04:23 PM | 7 Oct, 2015
PALPA ends week-long protest
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association (PALPA) president Captain Amir Hashmi on Wednesday announced to call off the week-long strike of PIA pilots in session of Senate's standing committee on aviation.

Speaking to media persons after the meeting Hashmi said we have ended the protest on guarantee of the committee chairman  to resolve the issues in two days. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials have have also assured the committee that the demands of PIA pilots will fulfilled till Friday, he said.

During the meeting chairman standing committee Senator Talha Mahmood ruled that CAA and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) should sit with PALPA to resolve the matter with in two days. He also asked officials to present a detailed report in this regard in next session of the committee.

The pilot association has been demanding immediate replacement of Director Flights Operation, immediate withdrawal of all show cause notices, inquiries/ investigations and legal notices issued to pilots on disciplinary grounds and reinstatement of all grounded pilots, and fixation of seniority of pilots as per the wishes of PALPA.

More than seventy flights of PIA including 30 international and 45 domestic flights were cancelled during the week long protest of PALPA.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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