US announces interview waiver, reduced wait time for visa seekers from Pakistan

06:54 PM | 19 Sep, 2023
US announces interview waiver, reduced wait time for visa seekers from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Authorities in the United States have announced multiple steps to ease and expedite visa processing for Pakistan. 

In a social media post, the US embassy in Islamabad revealed on Tuesday the initiatives aimed at facilitating visa seekers from Pakistan. 

The measures include flexible scheduling in either Islamabad or Karachi which would help people choose the place based on their location.

The US embassy has also announced interview waiver applications from September 25th but for eligible applicants who had been previously issued the US visas; the interested visa seekers can apply formally in this regard. 

Moreover, the head of visa operations in Pakistan has also announced tens of thousands of expedited appointments for the visa seekers, reducing wait time by three to six months.

These measures would bring down visa appointment wait times and consequently would help visa applicants.

Many Pakistani citizens apply for a US visa for various reasons. One of the primary motives behind this is the pursuit of better education and career opportunities. The United States is known for its prestigious universities and research institutions, attracting students and professionals from all around the world.

Pakistani individuals who dream of obtaining a quality education often see the US as a gateway to fulfilling their academic aspirations. The US visa allows them to study at renowned universities and gain exposure to a diverse range of educational experiences that can significantly enhance their career prospects.

Another reason why Pakistani citizens apply for a US visa is the desire to join their family members. Many Pakistani individuals have relatives who are US citizens or permanent residents. They may apply for a visa in order to reunite with their loved ones and build a better future together.

Additionally, some Pakistani citizens seek visa opportunities to explore tourism, business, and cultural exchanges within the US. The United States is a land of vast opportunities, vibrant cities, and cultural diversity, which makes it an attractive destination for travel and exploration. By obtaining a US visa, Pakistani citizens can experience the rich American culture, visit iconic landmarks, and engage in business activities that foster economic growth and development.

Furthermore, having a US visa provides Pakistani citizens with the ability to access global networking opportunities. The US is home to a wide range of industries, including technology, finance, and entertainment, offering numerous career prospects. By living and working in the US, Pakistani citizens can build connections with professionals from various fields and expand their professional network, which can open doors to new opportunities and advancements in their careers.

In summary, Pakistani citizens apply for US visas to pursue educational and career opportunities, reunite with family members, explore tourism and business prospects, and engage in global networking. The benefits of holding a US visa include gaining access to world-class education, career advancements, family reunification, cultural experiences, and exposure to a diverse range of opportunities.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 25, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 25, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 317
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 317 320
Indian Rupee INR 37.93 38.28
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 25, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 214,700 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs184,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 25 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Karachi PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Islamabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Peshawar PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Quetta PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sialkot PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Attock PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujranwala PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Jehlum PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Multan PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Bahawalpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujrat PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nawabshah PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Chakwal PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Hyderabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nowshehra PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sargodha PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Faisalabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Mirpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590


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