To get tourism license in Pakistan, training would be compulsory soon; Here are the details

Web Desk 11:25 PM | 23 Mar, 2023
To get tourism license in Pakistan, training would be compulsory soon; Here are the details

ISLAMABAD - To get any license related to tourism in Pakistan, training would be made mandatory soon to improve the quality of services offered to the tourists.

MD Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Aftab ur Rehman Rana has confirmed that the government was strengthening the licensing system, as the unbridled growth of inexperienced and unprofessional tourist guides and operators was denting a low to the country’s image.

The official detailed that after consulting all the key stakeholders of the tourism and hospitality sector, the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for Tourism and Hospitality has been developed, which will be further applied all over Pakistan.

He added that parallel to NMS, a training program has also been drafted which will be mandatory to get a license and to work in this sector as hospitality worker, tour operator, tourist guide, etc.

The official was of the opinion that to make tourism sector productive, it is crucial that tour operators, tourist guides, hospitality sector, etc. must be trained as per the international standards to give best services to the foreigners.

Rana elaborated that to improve the quality of services in tourism sector, the first-ever ‘National Tour Guide Training Program’ is being conducted this month with the collaboration of various other agencies, WealthPk reported.

The PTDC chief revealed that the training program would be a subsidized program as PTDC and other stakeholders will bear the major costs and trainees will bear only 30% charges to cover the logistics, travel costs, transport.

Aftab said that through this National Program, at least 5,000 tour guides would be trained in the next three to four years and few sessions of this program will be held on the PTDC premises while some would take place in College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (COTHM).

'An extensive training session of 15 days will be indoors. The trainees who pass the first stage or 15 days’ training will be eligible to participate in the next stage of three months of training under the supervision of senior tourist guides and with various companies to improve their skills. After completing all these steps, the trainees will be considered qualified to get a tourist license,' he confirmed.

The official highlighted that tourist licensing after training will hinder all unprofessional social media tourist guides and tour operators and non-licensed hotels, lodges and guest houses will also be banned from hosting tourists. 

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 8, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 08, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 300 303
Euro EUR 319 322
UK Pound Sterling GBP 371 375
U.A.E Dirham AED 82.6 83.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 79 79.5
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.46 767.46
Canadian Dollar CAD 227 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.68
Danish Krone DKK 41.09 41.49
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.4 36.75
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 1.98 2.06
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 928.09 937.09
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 742.38 750.38
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.38 79.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 222.5 225
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.65
Swiss Franc CHF 313.87 316.35
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 8, 2023

Gold Rate Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 226,500 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs194,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs178,006 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 207,623.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 226,500 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 226,500 PKR 2125

Daily Pakistan diligently monitors and updates the current gold rates in Pakistan on a daily basis


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