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Three-day weekly closure of schools announced in Lahore as smog worsens

10:54 AM | 7 Dec, 2022
Three-day weekly closure of schools announced in Lahore as smog worsens
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LAHORE – Punjab government on Wednesday announced three-day closure of schools in a week in wake of alarming levels of smog in the provincial capital.

The local administration issued the notification as Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered the government to announce three-day school closure in the region.

The notification issued by the Punjab School Education Department said "In compliance with the directions of Lahore High Court, it is notified that owing to prevailing smog condition, all public and private schools in the district shall remain closed every Friday & Saturday, in addition to the weekly Middy on Sunday till further orders. 

Punjab declares environmental emergency

Authorities in the country's largest province declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday and decided to close educational institutions as air pollution in the parts of the region, especially in the provincial capital, hit its worst level this year.

The PTI-led government also declared Lahore 'calamity hit' as air quality levels worsened to hazardous levels.

iqair.com, a website that provides real-time air quality information, reveals that Lahore's AQI soared to 182, which is very unhealthy.

In efforts to curb smog, the Punjab Chief Minister directed action on the burning of the crop remains and also instructed ordered the department of environmental protection, transport, industries, and government executives to control the deteriorating situation. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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