Electronic gates to be installed at Lahore airport for swift immigration, confirms minister

01:53 PM | 16 Apr, 2024
Electronic gates to be installed at Lahore airport for swift immigration, confirms minister

LAHORE - Electronic gates will be installed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport to facilitate the passengers who otherwise spend hours at the facility.

Interior Minister, Mohsin Naqvi while addressing a press conference at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) regional office confirmed on Monday that electronic gates would be introduced so that the passport scanning process could be done without an immigration officer.

The minister elaborated that he had also discussed the new measures at the airport with Aviation Minister Khawaja Asif, adding that steps were being taken to increase counters at the airport to reduce the immigration time for flyers.

It is to be highlighted that there have been multiple announcements regarding the installation of e-gates at three airports across the country located in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. If the e-gates are installed, the flyers will be able to scan their passports themselves.

Pakistan is trying to revamp its aviation sector for which it has also decided to outsource the three major airports. Meanwhile, the government is also privatizing the national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

A consultant hired for the privatization of the airline has also submitted a comprehensive report and the government has announced to privatize the airline by June this year.

As far as the outsourcing of the airports is concerned, the former Aviation Adviser had said that only the operation and management of specific airport components would be outsourced, while critical services such as the Air Traffic Control Tower, Rescue and fire Fighting Services and Air Navigation services would remain under the administrative control of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 25 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 25, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.15 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.15 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.35 74.1
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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