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Schools closed in these Pakistani regions for one week after deadly rains

01:32 PM | 2 Mar, 2024
Schools closed in these Pakistani regions for one week after deadly rains

Authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have announced closure of schools and colleges in the wake of heavy rainfall. 

Heavy showers and snowfall wreak havoc in parts of country including KP, Balochistan and Azad Kashmir, killing at least seven people, damaging infrastructure.

The government closed schools in Abbottabad, Chitral and Upper Dir districts of the KP province.

The schools were closed as it was extremely difficult for young learners to reach school in the current weather conditions. In Chitral and Upper Dir, schools were closed for three days.

Schools, and colleges in Balochistan will remain closed for week amid destruction caused by heavy rains in Gwadar, Chaman and other regions. 

A notification issued by Balochistan’s caretaker government said schools in Balochistan will remain closed for week due to inclement weather conditions. 

Earlier, the Balochistan government declared a state of emergency in rain-hit areas of Gwadar while armed forces were called in to help the local administration.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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