Wasi Shah directs PIA for quick rescue of stranded tourists in Gilgit, Skardu

PIA resorts to flight cancellation in recent days as economic woes mount

02:14 PM | 28 Oct, 2023
Wasi Shah directs PIA for quick rescue of stranded tourists in Gilgit, Skardu
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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.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

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.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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