25% concession in fares: Pakistan Railways to run 10 special Eid trains: Saad

Web Desk 07:10 PM | 11 Sep, 2015
25% concession in fares: Pakistan Railways to run 10 special Eid trains: Saad
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Pakistan Railway would run special Eid trains with ten percent reduction in fares to facilitate people.

This was announced by Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique at a news conference in Islamabad on Friday afternoon.

He said there would be 25% concession in railway fares on first two days of Eid-ul Azha.

The Minister said thirty thousand additional seats have been made available on different trains and the system would be able to handle five hundred and fifty thousand passengers from 7th to 14th of Zilhaj.

The Minister categorically stated that Pakistan Railways would not be privatized and there is no such proposal under consideration of the Government.

Khawaja Saad Rafique said commercial management and passenger facilitation of three trains Fareed Express, Bolan Express and Khushal Khan Khattak Express would be handed over to the private sector.

He said these three trains were incurring huge losses and outsourcing of these operations would help check ticketless travelling and improve facilities for passengers.

He said three trains are being upgraded during current financial year. Upgraded Karakoram Express would be launched by 15th of next month. Karachi Express and Tezgam would also be upgraded.

The upgraded trains will have facilities like wifi, filtered water, and separate seats for ladies.

There would also be sound system for Azan.

The Minister said Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar Railway Stations would be modernized under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and these would have world class facilities.

He said plans are underway for up gradation of six railway stations.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 28, 2023

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 March 28, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 284.1 287.15
Euro EUR 304.5 307.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345.5 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.3 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.18 761.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.5 207.7
China Yuan CNY 41.44 41.84
Danish Krone DKK 41.30 41.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 924.09 933.09
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.84 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 178 180
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 735.91 743
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.97 311.47
Thai Bhat THB 8.3 8.45

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 28 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,300 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 204,300 PKR 2,465
Karachi PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Islamabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Peshawar PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Quetta PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Sialkot PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Attock PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Gujranwala PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Jehlum PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Multan PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Bahawalpur PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Gujrat PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Nawabshah PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Chakwal PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Hyderabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Nowshehra PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Sargodha PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Faisalabad PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465
Mirpur PKR 204,300 PKR 2,465


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