KARACHI – Pakistan's national flag carrier will be operating flights to another city in Saudi Arabia, it emerged on Monday.
Pakistan International Airlines will now operate two flights per week on Monday and Thursday from Islamabad and Lahore to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Qassim city; the first flight in this regard would take off from Islamabad on March 28.
The announcement came after demands for such flight rose by a number of Pakistanis and the airline has now deputed A320 aircraft for flights to Saudi Arabia's city.
The development comes on the heels of announcement by Pakistan International Airlines in which it said to have added 11 new destinations to its network by signing a code-share arrangement with Malaysian Airlines.
According to the PIA spokesman, the partnership between Pakistan International Airlines and Malaysian Airlines allows national flag carrier to access 11 destinations through its counterpart’s hub in Kuala Lumpur.
It merits mentioning that the government of Saudi Arabia has allowed Umrah pilgrims to arrive and depart through any international airport in the country.
Prior to the announcement, Umrah pilgrims used to travel through Jeddah and Medina airport only; however, the new regulation gives more freedom of choice to the pilgrims.
Saudi Arabia hosts two of Islam's holiest sites and welcomes millions of believers every year for Hajj and Umrah. This year, the kingdom has announced to welcome 2.3 million pilgrims for Hajj as the Covid restrictions have finally been lifted.
As far as Pakistan is concerned, around 180,000 pilgrims would head to the Holy land to perform Hajj this year for which the cost has been fixed at Rs. 11,75,000.
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 May 27, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||381||384.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.6||36.95|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.98||178.98|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,550 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs201,950.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Karachi||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Islamabad||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Peshawar||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Quetta||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Sialkot||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Attock||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Gujranwala||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Jehlum||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Multan||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Gujrat||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Nawabshah||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Chakwal||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Hyderabad||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Nowshehra||lPKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Sargodha||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Faisalabad||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Mirpur||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
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