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Jeddah airport to slap SR 5000 fine for transporting passengers illegally

08:51 PM | 21 Jan, 2023
Jeddah airport to slap SR 5000 fine for transporting passengers illegally
Source: Jeddah airport website

JEDDAH – The King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah has warned that a heavy fine would be imposed on anyone trying to transport passengers illegally.

The airport stated that violators involved in transporting passengers illegally through the arrival halls will be slapped with a fine worth SR5,000.

The airport had earlier announced free service for transporting pilgrims from terminal 1 to the Grand Mosque in Makkah for free. The transporting area is on the first floor of the airport, near the aquarium.

The Jeddah International Airport is the main international airport serving the city of Jeddah and is the busiest airport in Saudi Arabia. The authorities stress that Pilgrims should wear Ihram to benefit from the service while citizens must show their national ID, and residents their residency (Iqama), Saudi Gazette reported.

Saudi Arabia hosts two of Islam's holiest sites in Makkah and Medinah and every year, millions of pilgrims make a spiritual journey to the country. The kingdom recently announced that it will restore the number of pilgrims for Hajj to pre-Covid level i.e around 2.3 million. The country has also slashed Umrah insurance cost by 63 percent, in a major relief to the intending believers.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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