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Gwadar visit: PM Shehbaz announces compensation package for Balochistan rain victims

05:54 PM | 5 Mar, 2024
Gwadar visit: PM Shehbaz announces compensation package for Balochistan rain victims
Source: Social media

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday announced a compensation package for the rain-affected citizens of Balochistan.

He made the announcement during his maiden tour to Gwadar, worst hit city by rain, since assuming charge as prime minister of Pakistan. He expressed his resolve to take all possible measures for the rehabilitation of the affected families.

The premier said Rs2 million each will be given to the families of deceased and Rs500,000 each to the injured, while Rs750,000 each will be given for fully destroyed houses. He added Rs350,000 each will be given to those whose house were partially damaged by rains. 

Pm Shehbaz said the compensation amount will be distributed within four days under the supervision of Balochistan Chief Minister Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti. He added 7,000 food packages will be distributed on daily-basis among the rain-hit people.

On the occasion, Sarfaraz Bugti also announced to immediately release Rs400 million as compensation for the eighty-three damaged boats of the fishermen of Gwadar, state broadcaster reported. 

Earlier, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif directed the authorities concerned to leave no stone unturned to rescue and provide relief to the people, affected due to torrential rains and flashfloods in Gwadar.

In recent rains, 44 people were killed in different cities of Balochistan, including Gwadar.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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