Direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Karachi to be operational soon

11:47 PM | 30 May, 2023
Direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Karachi to be operational soon

ISLAMABAD - In a bid to enhance economic and people-to-people ties between Pakistan and Malaysia, direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Karachi will soon be launched.

The remarks were made by Mohammad Azhar Mazlan, the Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan during a meeting with Adnan Jalil, KP Minister for Industries, Commerce, and Technical Education at the High Commission of Malaysia in Islamabad.

The Malaysian dignitary emphasized that the restoration of direct air connectivity will strengthen economic, trade, and social integration between the two countries, highlighting that bilateral cooperation and development in the tourism sector will also witness a significant boost.

The Malaysian official elaborated that while direct flights are currently operational from Lahore, the plan is to extend them to other cities, including the port city of Karachi.

Mazlan acknowledged the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various sectors, including direct flights, and assured that these connections would be restored. He attributed Malaysia's current development to its long and medium-term economic plans, adjusted every five years. 

During the meeting, the Malaysian envoy stressed the untapped potential for bilateral trade between Pakistan and Malaysia, expressing the need for further growth. He extended a special invitation to businessmen from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to actively participate in this process and contribute to building stronger relations.

It bears mentioning that Malaysia welcomes millions of tourists each year including from Pakistan who are mesmerized by the beauty and economic prowess of the country.

According to the official data provided by the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia), a total of 26.1 million tourists visited Malaysia in 2019.

The country offers a diverse range of attractions that cater to every traveler's interest including Kuala Lumpur which boasts iconic landmarks like the Petronas Twin Towers, vibrant street markets, and delicious street food as well as Penang which is known as the 'Pearl of the Orient'.

The world-famous Langkawi is also in Malaysia which is an archipelago of 99 islands and is known for its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and a cable car ride to Mount Mat Cincang.

Moreover, the city of Malacca showcases a blend of Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese influences through its well-preserved architecture and rich heritage; other attractions include Borneo and Cameron Highlands.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 30, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 30, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 30, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Saturday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 30 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Karachi PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Islamabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Peshawar PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Quetta PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sialkot PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Attock PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujranwala PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Jehlum PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Multan PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Bahawalpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujrat PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nawabshah PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Chakwal PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Hyderabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nowshehra PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sargodha PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Faisalabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Mirpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450


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