PESHAWAR – Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to start a cross-border bus service by the end of August.
The luxury bus services will operate from Peshawar to Jalalabad and Quetta to Kandahar by end of next month.
The Pakistani embassy in Kabul confirmed the development after the three-day bilateral talks in the Afghan capital, which concluded on Wednesday.
A Pakistani delegation led by Secretary Commerce Muhammad Sualeh Ahmed Faruqui visited Kabul to discuss mutual actions for enhancing bilateral and transit trade and regional connectivity.
The delegation held meetings with senior officials of Afghan ministries, including acting Minister of Commerce, and acting Foreign Minister.
Islamabad and Kabul agreed that bilateral trade and transit had registered growth during the current financial year and also mulled ways to ensure early clearance of trade and transit traffic and address and impediments on a priority basis.
It was also agreed that the difficulties in visa processing would be addressed through mutual coordination. The South Asian neighbours will also work together to evolve mutually connected custom procedures and systems to speed up clearance of goods, reports said.
Last year, the two sides agreed to resume the suspended Dosti bus service after five years hiatus however delay in suitable transport companies marred the plan.
Pakistan is currently working with other regional powers to ensure a political settlement in war-torn Afghanistan to avert a potential civil war following the US pullout.
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 February 03, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||333.31||333.61|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Karachi||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Islamabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Peshawar||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Quetta||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sialkot||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Attock||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujranwala||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Jehlum||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Multan||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujrat||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nawabshah||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Chakwal||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Hyderabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nowshehra||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sargodha||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Faisalabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Mirpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|