Rescue efforts underway as death toll climbs past 15,000
KABUL – Scores of countries are rushing to send rescuers, equipment, and aid to Turkiye and neighboring Syria, which are battling to catastrophic earthquakes.
The latest to join the global efforts is war-torn Afghanistan as the Taliban administration pledged to send around $165,000 in aid to quake-hit regions, helping the Muslim nations after massive earthquakes killed more than 15,000 people, crumbling thousands of buildings.
In a statement issued by the Afghan foreign ministry, it said “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan announces a relief package of 15 million Afghanis to Turkiye and Syria on the basis of shared humanity and Islamic brotherhood”.
It further maintained that Afghanistan stands in solidarity with its brothers and sisters in this time of hardship. The emergency response and health teams of IEA stand ready to participate in rescue operations to assist the affected people if called upon, it further added.
Kabul also directed diplomatic mission in Ankara to provide all-out efforts in assisting the victims and asked Afghan citizens in quake-hit nation to help with the relief efforts.
The Taliban-led administration announced aid despite facing a severe economic and humanitarian crisis back at home.
Pakistan establishes relief fund for earthquake-hit Turkiye
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif earlier this week established a relief fund to help the victims of a devastating earthquake in Turkiye. 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 the federal cabinet when the premier also appealed to the people to generously donate to victims in Turkiye.
Islamabad also send two planes loaded with rescue equipment and medical materials for the victims of the earthquake.
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 March 25, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||345.5||349|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.92||36.27|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||177.56||179.56|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,000 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs177,470.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Karachi||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Islamabad||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Peshawar||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Quetta||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Sialkot||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Attock||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Gujranwala||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Jehlum||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Multan||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Gujrat||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Nawabshah||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Chakwal||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Hyderabad||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Nowshehra||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Sargodha||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Faisalabad||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
|Mirpur||PKR 207,000||PKR 2,445|
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