Karachi’s Shahrah-e-Faisal, Lahore’s Ring Road among several key routes to remain closed today

09:33 AM | 23 Apr, 2024
Karachi’s Shahrah-e-Faisal, Lahore’s Ring Road among several key routes to remain closed today
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Karachi’s Shahrah-e-Faisal, Lahore’s Ring Road among several key routes to remain closed today

LAHORE – Several key arteries in Karachi and Lahore will remain closed as part of security measures for the visiting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Despite public holiday announced by Karachi City Commissioner, several institutions like commercial banks, Pakistan Stock Exchange, and government offices will remain open.

In Karachi, roads from the Airport to PIDC traffic intersection, both tracks of Sharea Faisal, Shahrah-i-Quaideen, Dr Ziauddin Ahmed Road, and Guru Mandir to Garden Chowk on M.A. Jinnah Road will remain closed from 3pm to 5pm.

Karachi Traffic Plan during Iranian President Visit


In Punjab capital Lahore, several region will remain closed for general traffic at the arrival of the President of Iran in metropolis today.

Ring road will not be available for all kinds of transport from 6:00am to 3:00pm today. The traffic coming from outside Lahore will be diverted from Kala Shah Kaku.

Iranian President will visit Lahore and Karachi on Tuesday, where he will also visit Mazar-e-Iqbal and Mazar-e-Quaid.

Pakistani authorities beefed up security measures ahead of visit of the Iranian president, with heavy deployments of police, Rangers, and security personnel expected throughout main cities.

People in Karachi and Lahore are advised to plan their travel accordingly, as these security measures are expected to cause significant disruption to daily life.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 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
Norwegian 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 Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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