PIA resorts to flight cancellation in recent days as economic woes mount
Cancellation of dozens of flights on daily basis is seriously inconveniencing people, especially those who travelled to country's northern areas using national air carrier PIA, and many tourists including some foreigners remain stranded in picturesque valleys amid ongoing crisis.
As hundreds of tourists were stranded in Gilgit and Skardu amid the PIA crisis, Minister of State Wasi Shah took action and approached concerned officials to arrange flights for those who were stranded in Skardu and Gilgit.
Shah contacted the senior officials of PIA and asked for an immediate solution to this problem, as tourism industry is badly affected amid the haphazard situation.
Minister was however assured on behalf of PIA officials that normal flights will be ensured in the next few days especially for this sector.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cancelled multiple flights to and from Gilgit and Skardu while there are no other carriers available, and with land routes restricted by extreme weather, options to leave may become limited, forcing many to stay beyong their plans.
Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.
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