ISLAMABAD – Qatar would be opening two more visa centres in Pakistan which would help visa aspirants to a large extent, it has emerged.
Qatari Ambassador to Pakistan Sheikh Saud Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani confirmed yesterday that Qatar’s Ministry of Interior had approved two more visa centres for Pakistan that would be established soon.
The envoy met Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi to discuss the matters of mutual interest.
During the meeting, the Ambassador expressed the desire to create more employment opportunities for Pakistani talent in Qatar. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that Pakistan has full capacity to meet the manpower demand of Qatar and wished to make the immigration process more transparent and faster for meeting up the targets.
“It is the need of hour to transform the relationship between the two countries into a solid economic partnership,” the minister added.
Both the dignitaries also discussed bilateral relations, creating more employment opportunities for Pakistanis in Qatar and issues of mutual interest during the meeting.
They also reiterated the commitment to jointly work to cement bilateral cooperation. Federal Minister Sajid Hussain Turi also congratulated Qatar for hosting the FIFA World Cup recently.
Turi was of the opinion that sports activities like FIFA promote international peace. On the other hand, Qatari ambassador appreciated Pakistani security forces for providing foolproof security during the event.
Pakistanis valued its bilateral relations with Qatar and considered it as their home, Turi added.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|