Afridi lauds Pakistan's mission in Dubai for 'exemplary role' during COVID-19 pandemic

03:58 PM | 17 Jan, 2021
Afridi lauds Pakistan's mission in Dubai for 'exemplary role' during COVID-19 pandemic

DUBAI – Federal Minister and Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir visited Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai on Sunday.

Afridi is currently visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to discuss matters of national interest and welfare of overseas Pakistanis at relevant forums in Dubai. 

During his visit to Consulate, Afridi interacted with officers and staff of the Consulate. Consul General of Pakistan Ahmed Amjad Ali briefed the Minister about working of the Consulate and special efforts and initiatives taken from time to time for welfare of the community and improvising Consular Services for the Pakistani Community.

Shahryar Khan Afridi visited different sections of the Consulate and interacted with visiting Overseas Pakistanis and took their feedback regarding services being provided by the Consulate. He asked visitors for the problems they are facing, telling consulate general to speed up the process of resolution.

He appreciated the hard work of officers and staff of the consulate for welfare of Pakistani Community. He especially encouraged Consul General of Pakistan Ahmed Amjad Ali for keeping his team motivated during the pandemic and leading from the front. 

He further added that Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai has played an exemplary role in facilitating Pakistanis to reach back home by arranging special flights and provision of all possible support during the Pandemic. Appreciating the exemplary performance of Consulate during Coronavirus Pandemic, Shehryar Afridi expressed hope that Consulate will continue to work with same zeal and fervour in future as well.

The minister said that the Consulate head helped around 61000 overseas Pakistanis return to their homes due to the pandemic situation in the UAE while over 17,500 ration bags were also distributed among the affected overseas Pakistanis stranded due to the pandemic. He also lauded the Consulate for the provision of laptops for overseas Pakistani students. 

Afridi said that under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the overseas Pakistanis and the diaspora were an asset for the country and the state of Pakistan would leave no stone unturned in helping the overseas community resolve their issues in the host country.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 9 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 307
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Japanese Yen JPY 3.41 3.52
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 746.71
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold remains under pressure in Pakistan; Check today gold rates here

Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 9 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530


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