Pink taxi service for women to be introduced in Karachi

10:45 PM | 26 May, 2023
Pink taxi service for women to be introduced in Karachi

After the Pink Bus Service, the Sindh government is going to launch a Pink Taxi Service featuring electric cars for women.

Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon announced this at a meeting in Karachi that was attended by Sindh Transport Secretary Salim Rajput among other officials.

According to Memon, 200 e-powered taxis will start operating in Karachi and 50 of these will be women-only taxis driven by women drivers. The minister said the government was still working on the hiring of women drivers, set-up for charging and parking depots. 

Memon gave directives to concerned authorities to roll out a route of the bus service from Hattri to Khesana Mori in Hyderabad, kicking off within the next three days.

Memon said the eco-friendly taxi service will provide jobs to the unemployed youth, saving oil worth billions of rupees. The Sindh government decided to use 500 new buses under the People's Bus Service in the next fiscal year.

“People living in rural areas will get affordable travel facilities with the launch of the new route,” he said.

The minister issued directives to bring all buses present in the backup on Karachi’s roads for the convenience of citizens, saying that the government will receive 20 new buses by June 15. 

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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