Coronavirus — PM Imran urges people to follow SOPs for more ease in lockdown

Web Desk 07:46 PM | 1 Jun, 2020
Coronavirus — PM Imran urges people to follow SOPs for more ease in lockdown

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday urged the nation to strictly follow the SOPs to control the spread of the coronavirus as the government decided to gradually open more sectors of the economy from lockdown.

Addressing media after conclusion of meeting of National Coordination Committee, he backed to revive the tourism sector saying tourism is one of the areas where restrictions will be relaxed.

The meeting, according to local media, has decided that a complete lockdown will be imposed for two days a week while the timing of shops has not been changed.

Imran Khan said in many areas of Pakistan, tourism thrives only for a few months of the year. He said governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan to prepare SOPs for opening this sector, Radio Pakistan reported.

He said coronavirus is here to stay unless a vaccine is developed to eradicate it. He cautioned that the virus will further spread in the coming days. He said we can live it in better way if people follow the SOPs and precautionary measures all the time.

The premier said services of volunteers of Corona Relief Tiger Force will be utilized to increase awareness among masses about the pandemic.

Imran Khan assured doctors and paramedics that government will assist them in every possible way while dealing with coronavirus.

The Prime Minister said the government has decided that overseas Pakistanis will be allowed to return to Pakistan and they will be tested for coronavirus. After that they will be allowed to go to their homes and self-quarantine in case they test positive.

He said meeting of National Command and Operation Center is being held on daily basis to closely monitor and take stock of the situation. He said chief minsters and provincial chief secretaries participated in today's meeting. 

Imran Khan said Pakistan is facing a different situation than US, Europe and China. He said around 50 million Pakistanis are living under the poverty line and are not able to afford three times meal a day.

He said 25 million people are daily wagers. He said if we include families of these persons, then the figure reaches to 120 million people who could not live without work.

The Prime Minister said lockdown and social distancing slows down the spread of disease. He said we also have to see the condition of our hospitals as they cannot not face the burden of patients.

The Prime Minister said the lockdown has different impacts on people living in luxury and those who are living in slums. Imran Khan said the vulnerable segments of society faced immense difficulties due to lockdown.

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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 February 9, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.9 274.85
Euro EUR 294.7 297.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331 334.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.3 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.2 73.9
Australian Dollar AUD 191.3 193.7
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.35 740.35
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.16
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.63 175.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.53 723.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 298.06 300.56
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs193,700 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs166,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350


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