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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.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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