Pakistan plans to lay railway track from Afghanistan's Jalalabad to Peshawar

09:35 PM | 22 Dec, 2018
Pakistan plans to lay railway track from Afghanistan's Jalalabad to Peshawar
PESHAWAR - Federal Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that government is preparing feasibility of laying a railway track from Jalalabad in neighboring Afghanistan to Peshawar.

He was addressing Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry here on Saturday. He said that expansion of railways and commissioning of new trains would boost economic activities in Peshawar as well as in the country. He said that the improvement of the railway sector would also benefit people involved in business in South Asia.

He said that government would launch a business train from January 30 while a new VVIP train would start from January 23 adding a plan to start train service form Dargai to Nowshera is under consideration.

He said that train service would be improved by removing crossings from Peshawar to Karachi by constructing bridges on Railway track. He said that an increase of 30 percent has been witnessed in a number of passengers during the last three months.

Sheikh Rashid said that PTI achieved a remarkable accomplishment by launching 20 trains in hundred days adding that is a record in world history.

He said that we have also launched tourist train from Peshawar to the historic railway station of Attock Khurd. He said that businessmen community should support Pakistan Railway in matters relating to Azakhel Dry port adding work on Peshawar old dry port is underway.

The minister said that a cargo train for the business community is ready that would be launched in 60 days.

He said that the ministry of the railway is ready to resolve all the problems of the business community relating to the railway.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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