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India to start medical e-visa for these citizens: Details inside

08:21 PM | 22 Jun, 2024
India to start medical e-visa for these citizens: Details inside

NEW DELHI - The government of India announced plans on Saturday to introduce a medical e-visa facility for Bangladesh, in a major relief for the citizens.

The initiative was unveiled as part of a broader agreement between the two nations to commence negotiations on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement.

The announcement came as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Haseena Wajid visited India and held talks with Premier Narendra Modi. Besides easing the issuance of visas, the authorities also agreed to establish an Assistant High Commission in Rangpur.

During the high-level talks between the two leaders, ten bilateral agreements were also signed regarding digital cooperation, environmental sustainability, maritime affairs, space exploration, railway connectivity, oceanography, defence strategies, and healthcare.

It is to be highlighted that India is known for medical tourism and welcomes hundreds of thousands of patients due to multiple factors including significant cost savings, modern technologies, sophisticated devices, and superior hospitality.

As far as the statistics are concerned, data released by credit rating agency Crisil implies that the number of medical tourists visiting India is projected to be around 7.3 million in the year 2024.

Despite better medical facilities, patients face difficulty securing visas; however, the announcement for Bangladeshi citizens regarding e-visa issuance is a welcome development and would help both the patients and their family members.   

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65



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