'No challan for three days': Punjab announces relief regarding driving licenses

05:43 PM | 9 Dec, 2023
'No challan for three days': Punjab announces relief regarding driving licenses
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LAHORE – The Punjab government has announced a relief for citizens facing long queues and tiring process to obtain a driving licence, saying no challan will be issued for three days to those who hold license token.

Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi made the announcement during his visit to the Police Facilitation Center at Liberty after people showed their grievances in this regard.  

Citizens said the process for obtaining the license was taken extensive time and they had to wait for hours due to the slow networking system.

At which, the chief minister promptly directed the Director-General of Punjab Information Technology Board to expedite the process and enhance efficiency of the system.

He further announced that no challans will be issued to licence token holders for three days.

A burden has increase on the driving license department after the government started a crackdown coincided with announcement of a whooping increase in learner driving license fee.

The Punjab government has decided to increase learner’s driving license fee from Rs60 to Rs1,000, starting from January 1, 2024.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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