ISLAMABAD – Second plane loaded with rescue equipment, and medical materials for the victims of the earthquake in Turkiye, took off from the PAF Lahore airbase.
It was reported that the flight will be traveling to Adana, which is said to be one of the affected areas in Turkiye. The second Pakistan Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft left for the quake-hit nation where the death toll surpassed 8,000.
Ankara remained at the forefront of humanitarian efforts in times of crisis in the South Asian nation last year when massive floods ravaged the country.
Pakistan has sent another C130 Aircraft to help the people of Turkiye 🇵🇰🤝🏼🇹🇷#PakistanStandsWithTurkey— Pandastic Tweet𝕏 🐼 (@MrSherry_) February 8, 2023
The flight will be travelling from Lahore to Adana (one of the affected areas) in Turkey ✈ pic.twitter.com/nvawjDTxCB
Earlier, Pakistan Army dispatched Urban Search and Rescue Team, which includes specialists, sniffer dogs, search equipment, and a medical team comprising army physicians, and nursing staff. 30-bed mobile hospital, tents, blankets, and other relief items were also been sent.
Pakistan’s friendly nation and its neighboring region witnessed one of the worst disasters in recent times as thousands of buildings were toppled by the earthquake.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who postponed his recent visit, established a relief fund to help the victims of a devastating earthquake. Office of the Controller General of Accounts has issued for the establishment of the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for Turkiye Earthquake Victims, G-12166.
The decision to establish the fund was taken at a meeting of federal cabinet when the premier also appealed the people to generously donate for the earthquake victims in Turkiye.
Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Karachi||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Quetta||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Attock||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Multan||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|