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ASF foils money laundering bids at Lahore Airport

05:19 PM | 15 Dec, 2018
ASF foils money laundering bids at Lahore Airport
LAHORE  – The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Saturday foiled money laundering bids by two passengers at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport.

One passenger, a 31-year-old Chinese woman was taken into custody with $22,505 cash, according to a report in the local media.

The suspect was identified as Lizhen Wu, who was travelling to Bangkok through an international flight.

Another Bangkok-bound passenger, who is yet to be named, was detained at airport for carrying $39,100 cash.

In October, ASF had arrested a Chinese passenger for alleged currency smuggling at Lahore airport.

The foreign national, who is going to Bangkok via an international airline, was held during checking at the Allama Iqbal International Airport following the recovery of foreign currency worth Rs2.5 million.

According to revised rules of the State Bank of Pakistan regarding foreign exchange, a passenger can carry up to $10,000 or equivalent notes of another currency while going abroad.

The SBP also clarified that People travelling to or from Pakistan can carry Rs10,000 in cash as earlier the limit was Rs3,000.


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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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