As of June 19th, the PKR further weakened against the greenback at Rs156.8/157.3.
Owing to this constant downsliding of the rupee since the past year against the US dollar, it has been announced by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that passengers will now have to pay airport tax in PKR instead of US dollars.
Moreover, it was recently reported that the IMF has asked Pakistan to end state control of the rupee, so the currency can move freely to find its equilibrium against the US dollar.
According to a CAA notification, passengers were earlier required to pay 20 USD on international departures. Now the rate has been rationalised to 2,800 PKR per passenger.
Here is what the notification exactly read:
“In order to avoid any inconvenience to the passengers, the Airport Charges (INFR+SEC) payable by the passengers earlier at the rate of US$ 20, have been rationalized for payment at a fixed amount of Pak Rupees (Rs 2800) per departing international passenger.
All airlines operators are required to ensure compliance in true letter and spirit”
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