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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to resume Dosti bus service after 5 years

06:20 PM | 15 Nov, 2021
Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to resume Dosti bus service after 5 years

PESHAWAR – Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to resume the bus service operation between the two countries.

The decision to resume Peshawar-Jalalabad 'Dosti' bus service, which was suspended in 2016, was taken during recent visit of Afghanistan’s interim foreign minister Ameer Khan Muttaqi.

Reports said that Muttaqi had requested for the resumption of the service during his meetings to Pakistan authorities.

Pakistan has reportedly assured that the service would be start by the start of the next year after a final decision by the security services of the both sides.

The visiting foreign minister also expressed the desire to start such services from the southern province of Balochistan.

The resumption of the bus service will help mitigate pedestrian traffic at the border crossings between the two countries.

Since the Taliban seized control of Kabul, Pakistan has extended various facilities to help Afghanistan avert looming humanitarian crisis. Islamabad has abolished taxes on fresh fruit and showed flexibility in the import of Indian wheat to Afghanistan via Pakistan.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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