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Pakistani passport still fourth-worst for international travel in 2021

10:31 AM | 17 Apr, 2021
Pakistani passport still fourth-worst for international travel in 2021

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani passport has remained the fourth weakest passport in the world behind only war-torn Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

As many countries across the globe are entering new Covid-19 restrictions adversely affecting the tourism industry, the Henley Passport Index has released its latest report ranking the strongest and weakest passports.

The Index is based on data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and covers 199 passports and 227 travel destinations. HPI released the ranking based on how many countries citizens can access without a visa.

The latest rankings found Japan's passport offers its citizens the most freedom around the world. Singapore remained runner-up with a visa-on-arrival score of 192. Germany and South Korea another time shared third place. The British passport came in seventh place alongside Switzerland, the USA, Belgium, and New Zealand, all of which have a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 187.

India and Bangladesh stand at the 84th and 100th ranks, respectively while China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) climb from the 90th position to 68th, and 65th position to 15th, respectively.

Other countries which are ranked among the most powerful are Italy, Finland, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Malta, Greece, and Norway.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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