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Asia’s biggest UAE visa center is now in Pakistan

08:55 PM | 28 Apr, 2023
Asia’s biggest UAE visa center is now in Pakistan

KARACHI – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has established Asia’s largest visa center in Pakistan's southern metropolis, it emerged on Friday.

The visa center will offer exceptional consular services in line with the most recent international best practices and 11 counters have been set up in the visa center for the convenience of people; 200 UAE visas will be issued to citizens on a daily basis.

The opening of the center has relieved the citizens who expressed their happiness with this initiative of the emirate.

Commenting on the development, UAE Consul General Bakheet Ateeq Al Remethi said that the center has been established to save time. 

There are 1.7 million Pakistanis in UAE and there is no restriction regarding visa in any district, he clarified.

Earlier in the day, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the UAE visa center on the invitation of United Arab Emirates Consul General Bakheet Al Romaithi.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said Sindh Government is grateful to the UAE government for providing convenience to the people of Sindh by establishing the best visa center.

During the visit, the Chief Minister also inspected various sections of the visa center while the UAE Consul General Briefed about the facilities provided there.

It bears mentioning that UAE hosts the second largest Pakistani expat community in the world.

The data by the State Bank of Pakistan confirms that the volume of remittances from the UAE to Pakistan in fiscal year 2022 was $2555.22 million, implying that a sizeable Pakistani workforce is employed in the country in diverse fields from banks to real estate to insurance sector.

Pakistan also has close ties with UAE considering that both the countries are Muslim. The government of UAE has also helped Pakistan in the past wade through the economic crisis

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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