In a first, Pakistani mangoes reach Russia via road

05:17 PM | 19 Aug, 2021
In a first, Pakistani mangoes reach Russia via road

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Customs and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) have processed a consignment of White Chaunsa mangoes from Pakistan to Russia under the multilateral treaty.

Reports quoting the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) cited that this is one of the first endeavors to introduce Pakistani fresh fruits and indigenous goods to Russia as both sides have made concerted efforts to establish the foundation for a mutually beneficial relationship.

The statement of the federal agency further added that the exports of mangoes to Russia via International Road Transports will help the Pakistani traders to capture markets in European countries.

The consignment was destined for Moscow via the Tehran-Astara-Astrakhan route which totaled around 4600 km and will be covered in a week's time.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister’s aide on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood also felicitated the Sahiwal-based exporter.

“I congratulate Ishfaq & Co on becoming the first company to have exported mangoes to Russia via road under the TIR, it opens new vistas for our exports to Russia & Europe via land route," he captioned the post.

Meanwhile, instant TIR transportation will also makes kinnow exports easy, which will take around 10 days to reach Moscow through the Tehran-Astara-Astra Khan route contrary to the sea route that takes more than a month.

The South Asian country has made gains in recent times when it comes to the export of mangoes with Australia and Japan.

Earlier, Adviser for Commerce atnd Investment Razzaq Dawood expressed hope that the exports of Pakistan would reach $50 billion owing to the policy of trade diversification in potential trade sectors by the last fiscal year of the current government.

“Make in Pakistan is the government’s top priority trade policy, which aimed to introduce traditional and non-traditional export sectors and local products in the international trade market”, he said.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 10 Dec 2023

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

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, 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 307 310
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
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
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 738.71 741.76
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 price drops in Pakistan; Check out today gold rates here

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

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 10 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.

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

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Karachi PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Islamabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Peshawar PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Quetta PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sialkot PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Attock PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujranwala PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Jehlum PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Multan PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Bahawalpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujrat PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nawabshah PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Chakwal PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Hyderabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nowshehra PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sargodha PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Faisalabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Mirpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486


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