ISLAMABAD – Two members of the US Congress Sheila Jackson and Tom Suozzi arrived in Pakistan to show solidarity with the victims and survey the destruction caused by the massive flooding.
US Congress members arrived on a brief visit to flood-ravaged Pakistan as the government declared a national emergency and looking for urgent aid from the international community.
Reports in local media suggested that there was no official announcement from the US Embassy or Pakistan’s Foreign Office in wake of security reasons, while the visiting politicians are expected to meet senior Pakistani officials.
Earlier, Sheila Jackson before leaving for Islamabad wrote to US President Joe Biden, requesting provision of assistance for relief work in Pakistan.
In a social media post, US senator Tom Suozzi urged the masses to keep Pakistani people in prayers and stay tuned, saying he will report back over the next few days.
I just arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan to survey the devastation from the massive flooding impacting at least 1/3 of the country. Please keep the people of Pakistan in your prayers and stay tuned as I report back over the next few days. pic.twitter.com/IZ4Lw4rrmB— Tom Suozzi (@RepTomSuozzi) September 3, 2022
He mentioned that many of Pakistani-Americans apprised him about the devastation that has affected their friends and family. Citing a huge number of victims, he said so many more people are suffering.
Earlier, Washington pledged an additional $30 million in life-saving humanitarian assistance.
UN Chief António Guterres will also visit Pakistan on September 9 to tour flood-hit areas and meet with officials.
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 8, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.78||332.48|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.18|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs199,500 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs171,040.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Karachi||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Islamabad||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Peshawar||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Quetta||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Sialkot||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Attock||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Gujranwala||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Jehlum||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Multan||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Gujrat||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Nawabshah||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Chakwal||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Hyderabad||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Nowshehra||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Sargodha||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Faisalabad||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|
|Mirpur||PKR 199,500||PKR 2,340|