Dollar imports through Lahore airport allowed

3 April, 2016 12:00 AM printer

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday allowed the currency dealers to import dollars through Allama Iqbal Inter­national Airport (AIIAP), Lahore.
Earlier, imports were allowed only through Jinnah International Airport (JIAP), Karachi, reports the Dawn.
“The exchange companies exporting permissible FCYs from Karachi, Lahore, Islam­abad and Peshawar airports may import cash US dollars from JIAP as well as AIIAP,” said an SBP circular.
It further said the procedure will be the same as applicable for JIAP; however, only those incoming flights must be chosen which are scheduled to arrive at AIIAP between 16:30 to 23:30 hours from Monday to Saturday.