Punjab CM Naqvi shares new update for schools winter vacations in Lahore 

06:02 PM | 10 Dec, 2023
Punjab CM Naqvi shares new update for schools winter vacations in Lahore 
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LAHORE – Punjab government announced revised winter vacation dates for schools and colleges last month in light of worsening smog conditions in the region.

On Saturday, interim Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi discussed several issues including school closure, and amitted that provincial capital Lahore is facing massive smog issue as the city remained among most polluted cities across the globe.

Sharing an update on early school closures, Chief Minister said schools cannot be shut down before December 18 amid ongoing examinations in different educational institutions. 


He further mentioned that efforts are being made at the administrative level to address the situation. He attributed the rise in smog to factors such as dust and traffic.

Amid the worsening situation in the region, Punjab government announced Saturday holiday in schools till the end of January. Schools and colleges were however remain open on Wednesday, and Friday in contrast to previous weeks.

Despite the government measures, Lahore remained the world’s most polluted city, recording an air quality index (AQI) level of 233.

Levels between 150-200 particularly affect individuals with asthma, lung issues, and heart problems. An AQI rating of 0-50 is considered good.


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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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