KARACHI – The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced its flight operation for this year’s Hajj with its first flight scheduled for Madinah on June 6.
The national flag carrier will operate overall 400 pre and post-Hajj flights from May 31 to August 13, a PIA spokesperson said in a statement.
The flights for Jeddah and Madinah will be operated till July 3 while post-Hajj operation will be started on July 14 till August 13.
The flights will be operated from eight cities of Pakistan – Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Peshawar and Quetta.
The PIA will operate Boeing-777 for Hajj operations while Airbus A-320 would be used for flight from Quetta.
Meanwhile,the national carrier, for the first time in its history, has decided to charge airfare in US dollars from pilgrims going to Saudi Arabia under private Hajj scheme.
The airfare for pilgrims from the Southern region and Northern region is likely to be in the range of $810 to $1,100 and $860 to $1,150, respectively, The News reported.
It said that passengers travelling in executive economy class will be able to carry 40kg luggage with 7kg hand baggage while passengers of economy class will be allowed to carry 35kg luggage.
KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.
During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.
Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.
Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.
The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. 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.
|Lahore||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Karachi||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Quetta||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Attock||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Multan||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|