DUBAI - The residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can renew their driving licences and register vehicles in just two hours.
A more convenient and smooth process has been introduced by Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) under which driving licences and vehicle registration can be delivered in just two hours within Dubai, and on the same day to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
An interesting aspect of the service is that if the applicant is outside the UAE, they can even request delivery to locations outside the emirate.
The procedure for availing the services is simple which begins with visiting the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) website and selecting 'Driver & Car Owner Services'. Then you can select Apply for Renewing Driver’s Licence and fulfil the identity verification by entering the Emirates ID number and the expiry date of the ID. Finally, the verification of driving licence information would be done and you would then choose the method of how would you like to have your licence delivered.
As far as the price is concerned, the Premium service caters to Dubai and costs Dh50 and the estimated delivery time is just 2 hours. For Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, same-day delivery service is available at a cost of Dh35.
The Standard service for UAE takes about one to five days at a cost of Dh20 while International service takes about 10 days for delivery at a cost of Dh50, Khaleej Times reported.
It bears mentioning that the Premium and Same Day delivery are available from Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 12 pm.
The authorities in the United Arab Emirates are trying to fast-track and digitise each and every public service needed by the residents from Emirates ID to Visa etc. The efforts in this regard are being lauded by the masses as well as experts who say that public service delivery is at the heart of the initiatives being taken by the government for the benefit of the people.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|