Malaysian airline set to start direct flights between Karachi, and Kuala Lumpur

01:24 PM | 17 Sep, 2023
Malaysian airline set to start direct flights between Karachi, and Kuala Lumpur
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ISLAMABAD – Leading Malaysian Airline has announced its operations from Pakistan, and the addition of a new air carrier will help Pakistani students, tourists, and business people who frequently travel between Pakistan and Malaysia.

Batik Air made the announcement about the launch of direct flights between Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi and Kuala Lumpur, the operation will start on October 31, 2023.

In light of the booming success of flight operations to Lahore, Batik Air started new services between the two major cities. The airline will operate three flights in a week.

The addition of another major destination will help the two sides to strengthen ties between the countries, fostering business and leisure occasions.

Group Strategy Director of Malaysian Air said they are starting this journey with immense enthusiasm, leveraging the achievements they’ve obtained from establishing its presence in Pakistan since March 2016.

In a statement, he pinned hope that the addition of the Karachi route will further enhance the expansion of our network, saying that Batik Airline offers competitive fares and efficient operations.

Pakistan and Malaysia have historically maintained friendly and cooperative relations. Both sides have worked on enhancing economic ties through trade and investment.

Trade ties between Islamabad and Southeast Asian nation have grown over the years, with both countries exploring opportunities for further collaboration in various sectors.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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