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Lahore airport flight operations suspended until 10 PM

04:43 PM | 9 May, 2024
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Following a fire incident at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, flight operations have been temporarily suspended, causing disruption to air travel schedules.

According to a notification issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), flight operations at Lahore Airport will remain suspended until 10 PM. Previously, the closure duration had been until 3:30 PM.

The notification specifies that immigration system restoration efforts have been allocated time until 10 PM. Once the Immigration Management System (IMS) is restored, international flight operations can resume.

Restrictions on International Flights

Sources from the aviation sector indicate that Lahore Airport has been closed for international flights, while domestic flights and cargo aircraft are permitted to land at the airport.

In the aftermath of the fire incident, 24 domestic and international flights to and from Lahore have been canceled, with three flights diverted to alternative airports.

Foreign flights present in the airspace have been directed to land at alternative airports to facilitate their passengers. The outbreak of fire in the airport lounge area has disrupted immigration processes, leading to delays and cancellations of flights. Consequently, the first Hajj flight from Lahore has also been halted.

According to airport authorities, the immigration counter sealing was compromised due to a short circuit, which resulted in the spread of fire.

The fire incident at Lahore Airport has caused significant inconvenience to passengers and airlines, necessitating the suspension of flight operations and leading to flight cancellations and diversions. Efforts are underway to restore normalcy to airport operations, with a focus on addressing the immigration system issues caused by the fire outbreak.

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Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 21, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25 
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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