Khunjerab Pass closed for four months

09:47 AM | 12 Nov, 2023
Khunjerab Pass closed for four months
Source: File photo

GILGIT – The Chinese government has declared the closure of Khunjerab Pass for a four-month period during winter, reversing its decision made a month ago to keep the high-altitude pass open throughout the entire year.

As per a notice issued by the Khunjerab Port management in China’s Xinjiang region on Saturday, the pass will be closed from December to March. This contradicts the joint press statement from October 20, following a meeting between caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar and Chinese President Xi Jinping, which asserted the year-round operational status of Khunjerab Pass.

The notice explained that, in accordance with the “Port Entry and Exit Management Measures,” both countries need to revise and sign the agreement on border ports and management systems through diplomatic channels to ensure the year-round opening of Khunjerab Pass.

China’s State Port Management Office will also seek approval for the year-round operation of Khunjerab Port from relevant authorities.

Until an official notice is issued by China’s State Port Management Office, Khunjerab Port will continue its seasonal customs clearance mode, closing from December to March. However, the management of Xinjiang’s Khunjerab Port will seek temporary pass openings for special needs.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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