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Rangers launches app-based School College Protection System in Karachi

03:42 PM | 7 May, 2016
Rangers launches app-based School College Protection System in Karachi
KARACHI (Staff Report) - Pakistan Rangers has launched a School College Protection System in Karachi, Colonel Qaiser said during a press conference on Saturday.

The system involves the use of software to protect educational institutions from any kind of terror threat.

Accompanied by Sindh information adviser Maula Baksh Chandio and senior police officers, the Rangers colonel said this software would be used via mobile phones.

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“We have launched an application which can be downloaded easily on cell phones,” Col Qaiser said. “We have divided the city in 60 parts for the implementation of this system. This app can also be helpful in tackling street crimes, thefts and other crimes.”

Appreciating the initiative of Sindh Rangers, Chandio said: “The step is being taken under the National Action Plan (NAP). We are proud of our national institutions like Rangers and we have always put our suggestions in front of them for the betterment of Karachi.”

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Chandio added that all major hospitals will also be included in this protection system. “Both Rangers and the provincial government are working in tandem to make Karachi more peaceful,” he maintained.

'Panic button'

Earlier this year, a high-tech Operations Room was activated at one of the police headquarters in Lahore to monitor schools security amid terrorist threats.

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Panic buttons have been installed in at least 335 schools of Lahore, which would help administrations immediately alert the police in any crisis-like situation.

Security for students in Pakistan gained the primary focus of politicians, security agencies and general public following the organised terrorist attack on educational institutions in recent past.

The latest in the string includes Baacha Khan University, Charsadda that left over 20 people dead and as many wounded.

The brutal assault echoed the horrifying 2014 attack APS Peshawar that left 150 dead, 144 of them children.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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