Pakistan, Afghanistan plan to roll out cross border bus service

10:00 PM | 21 Jul, 2022
Pakistan, Afghanistan plan to roll out cross border bus service
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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.

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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