World Thalassemia Day: PAF opens bases for child patients (VIDEO & PICS)

08:08 PM | 7 May, 2018
World Thalassemia Day: PAF opens bases for child patients (VIDEO & PICS)
LAHORE - Pakistan Air Force Monday invited children suffering from blood disease to visit its bases in Sargodha and Lahore to mark World Thalassemia Day.

The visit was arranged by Sundas Foundation, a welfare organisation working for the treatment of child patients, who had expressed a desire to spend time with the fighter pilots and ground crew of the PAF.

On their arrival at PAF Base Mushaf in Sargodha, the children were accorded a warm welcome by the base authorities, according to a PAF press release.

The children first visited the history room of the base, where they were briefed about the glorious chapters of history written by the personnel of the base.

Later on, they were taken to the tarmac of the base, where they got excited to see various fighter jets including JF-17 Thunder, Mirage & F-7 aircraft. They also interacted with the aerial defenders of the country and asked them questions regarding their professional responsibilities and family life.

The children also witnessed the flying activity, which left them spellbound.

The group of Thalassemia patients also visited PAF Base, Lahore, where they keenly witnessed various air defence equipment and radars.

To make this event memorable, the visiting children were also presented gifts and PAF souvenirs at this occasion.

Expressing their happiness of visiting PAF Bases and interacting with its personnel, the children termed it as an unforgettable experience of their lives.

PAF regularly arranges such visits for the children to acquaint them with the working of PAF and promoting pride in the capabilities of our armed forces.

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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