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Pakistan welcomes tourists as coronavirus emergency ends

Associated Press of Pakistan 01:46 PM | 9 Aug, 2020
Pakistan welcomes tourists as coronavirus emergency ends

ISLAMABAD – As government has lifted its state of coronavirus emergency, the tourism sector is seen coming out of the lurch after a hiatus of five months where tourist destinations all over the country including Federal capital are slowly reopening and gearing to welcome visitors with adopting government given SOPs.

Country Tourist spots reopened its doors for tourists after nearly five months of closure to revive an economy slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

According to visitors, cultural attractions have also begun to reopen their doors with less crowds and new rules in the country after long coronavirus lockdown emergency situation where a large number of visitors were seen wearing protective masks.

A number of tourists on Sunday also flocked to Naran Kaghan, Nathiagali, Murree, Swat and other tourist destinations in Hazara division where police along with officials of other health departments are on the road to facilitate the guests, visitors added.

Sami Shabir, a visitor in Murree, while talking to APP on Sunday expressed his happiness over resuming tourist activities said, as lockdown restrictions ease around the country, our favorite places are reopening their doors to welcome us once again.

A group of youngsters in Murree also regretted that large numbers of people flocked to popular tourists sites and major cities across Country on weekend, despite warnings from health authorities that the risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic remains far from over.

Another tourist Bilal Malik while travelling to Naran Kaghan commented that the reopening of tourism sector is vital to the country's economy and this would help compensate businesses for the lost income and help country's economy recover faster.

Many of the country's restaurants that were shuttered only days ago also appeared to be doing a brisk trade, with several requiring reservations to enter, he added.

He further said that country needs tourism, and tourism needs safety in both origin and destination and that the government will make sure that tourists are safe, and nor they bring "any risk to these places.

A 50 years old citizen Suleman Javed said that the health department in a notification already directed visitors to ensure the use of sanitizer while visiting parks, museum, historical and other places to avoid contractingCovid-19.

He said people should prefer online booking of rooms and tickets to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus and limit the tourist site capacity.

Associated Press of Pakistan
Associated Press of Pakistan

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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 February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 278.9 282.15
Euro EUR 296.66 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,200 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,360.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350

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