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First ever women-only pink buses to be introduced in Karachi

12:11 PM | 27 Jan, 2023
First ever women-only pink buses to be introduced in Karachi

For the first time ever in Pakistan, the Transport ministry is working tirelessly to empower and protect women who wish to travel safely at affordable prices.

Now the Sindh government has decided to launch the 'Pink People's Bus' service for women in Karachi.

The decision was made by Provincial Minister for Transport Sharjeel Inam Memon. The minister stated that the bus service would begin its first route on February 1 from Model Colony, Shahrah-e-Faisal to Tower.

Sharjeel stated that the pink bus would run every 20 minutes during morning and evening office commuting hours, and once every hour during the day. In a meeting, the officials also reviewed the initiations of bus service in Sukkur, Larkana, and Hyderabad and the launch of routes 4, 5, 6, and 7 in Karachi.

Sharjeel directed the managing director of the Sindh Mass Transit Authority to visit the remaining routes of the People's Bus Service in Karachi.

The provincial minister for Transport tweeted the exciting news.

Earlier this month, Sharjeel announced the launch of Pakistan's first electric bus service in Karachi. These electric buses are environmentally friendly; charged via solar energy, and offer a comfortable and affordable ride. 

After the metropolis city's public transport venture, the initiation of the People's Bus Service in Sukkur will start on January 29.

Secretary Transport Abdul Halim Sheikh, Managing Director Sindh Mass Transit Authority Zubair Chana, and Operations Manager National Radio and Telecommunications Abdul Shakur were present during the meeting.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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