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PM Shehbaz hands over keys of new houses among flood affectees

Web Desk 10:16 PM | 8 Dec, 2022
PM Shehbaz hands over keys of new houses among flood affectees
Source: @PakPMO_Twitter

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday distributed keys of the newly built residential units among the flood affectless of the northwestern Pakistan.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the government’s housing project, the premier appealed to humanitarians, expatriates, and global donors to help the government to replicate the model of building prefabricated houses for flood victims.

The prime minister mentioned that the federal government was doing all-out efforts to give shelter to those who have been displaced by massive flooding and urged the well-off people to adopt flood-hit people of Balochistan and Sindh by providing them the infrastructure equipped with basic amenities.

He also commended national efforts, saying Pakistanis donated openly in hard times.

Sharing numbers during his address, the premier said that nearly two million houses have been completely or partially affected after this year’s deluges that killed around 1,700.  He further continued that besides the residences, the agriculture sector was also very affected where crops were destroyed.

Sindh remains the worst hit area, PM said, sharing the horrific scenes in the southeastern part. He mentioned that around Rs70 billion were disbursed by the federal government to the flood affectees through Benazir Income Support Program.

He further commended friendly countries including Qatar, UAE, and Turkiye who helped Pakistan like brothers as the country faced the worst floods in recent memory and lauded army officers and soldiers who sacrificed their lives during relief works of floods in Lasbela, saying the nation will always remember their sacrifices.

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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 03, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.1 271.6
Euro EUR 298.27 298.87
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335.5 336.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420

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