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Punjab imposes smog emergency, schools to stay open

07:32 PM | 1 Nov, 2023
Punjab imposes smog emergency, schools to stay open
Source: Social media

LAHORE – The interim government in Punjab has declared emergency across the province to tackle worsening smog situation in the province, particularly Lahore. 

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi to review anti-smog measures. 

The government has, however, decided against closing schools and transport. It has made it mandatory for students of all private and public educational institutions to wear mask. 

The chief minister directed the authorities to take an action against those who do no water mud, sand and rubble during construction of the houses. 

While withdrawing challans issued against farmers, the chief minister asked them not to burn the crops’ residues. He said an indiscriminate action will be taken against smoke-emitting vehicles and factories. 

Earlier in the day, the Lahore High Court (LHC) directed the administration to impose the smog emergency in order to avoid risks to health of citizens. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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