Has UK banned Pakistani banks for student visa applications? Here's official clarification

08:23 PM | 13 Jun, 2024
Has UK banned Pakistani banks for student visa applications? Here's official clarification

ISLAMABAD - A controversial letter circulating on social media - implying that the UK government has banned certain banks regarding processing of student visa applications -  has been addressed.

The letter pretending to have been issued by the UK Immigration Department read that the government of the United Kingdom has banned nine Pakistani banks whose financial documents, such as bank statements, will no longer be acceptable for UK visa applications.

The letter also named the banks - all notable names from Pakistan, triggering concerns amongst the student visa applicants about the fate of their application.

Apart from banks, the letter also implied that the UK government would reject English language tests for approval of visas. 

As soon as the latter made rounds on social media, the British High Commission in Pakistan clarified that the letter was fake.

In an official social media post on X (formerly Twitter), the British High Commission stated that the letter was fake and should not be shared.

If you receive it, please delete it, don't share it, and let the person know it is a fake, read the statement by the High Commission while referring to the letter.

It is to be clarified that there has been no recent change regarding the processing of visas from Pakistan for the United Kingdom.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
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 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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