'Tourism Prosecution Units': Saudi Arabia comes up with comprehensive plan to facilitate visitors

Web Desk 12:09 AM | 26 May, 2023
'Tourism Prosecution Units': Saudi Arabia comes up with comprehensive plan to facilitate visitors

RIYADH - In order to complete the procedures of tourists' and visitors’ cases within a short time, authorities in Saudi Arabia have created a new specialized wing for tourism at the headquarters of the Public Prosecution.

In this regard, Attorney General and Chairman of the Public Prosecution Council Sheikh Saud Al-Mujab has issued a decision to establish specialized units of Tourism Prosecution at international and regional airports in the Kingdom to dispense justice in line with the tourism goals.

The tourism prosecution will be directly linked to the Public Prosecutor and would take all legal procedures and measures and disposes of the cases in accordance with the system.

To facilitate the tourists, it has also been announced that the units will operate round the clock to ensure that tourists enjoy their rights and guarantees assigned to them.

A cadre of qualified members of the Public Prosecution and their assistants who have been trained and equipped with the necessary skills will work in the new units, Saudi Gazette reported.

The government of Saudi Arabia under the command of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman is taking measures to promote tourism and shift the revenue source of the kingdom away from oil.

The government believes that the country could open up to tourists and could generate billions of Dollars to shore up its reserves. The ambitious Crown Prince has also envisioned the Neom city to attract businessmen and globetrotters so that the depleting oil reserves of the country could not pose a threat to the economic stability of the kingdom and other revenue streams are available in the long run.

Besides tourism, the government is also facilitating the pilgrims who land in the kingdom for Hajj and Umrah and for this purpose, the authorities are revamping the visa processing through digitalization so that pilgrims can get permits through a few swipes.

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar as IMF talks underway

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.

In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.

As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 30 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,510.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Karachi PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Islamabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Peshawar PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Quetta PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sialkot PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Attock PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujranwala PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Jehlum PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Multan PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Bahawalpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujrat PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nawabshah PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Chakwal PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Hyderabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nowshehra PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sargodha PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Faisalabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Mirpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500


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