Punjab extends winter vacation for schools, postpones exams amid severe cold weather

05:46 PM | 10 Jan, 2024
Punjab extends winter vacation for schools, postpones exams amid severe cold weather

LAHORE – Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has declared a one-week suspension of classes for students in grade one and below due to the ongoing severe cold wave in the province.

During an emergency meeting at Lahore’s Children’s Hospital, Naqvi highlighted the government's decision to postpone exams for grades 1-10 following the unfortunate deaths of 36 children due to pneumonia.

Stating that eight out of 10 children are currently suffering from pneumonia, the chief minister directed schools to halt morning assemblies. 

He emphasised the importance of keeping children with pneumonia away from school and urged for their vaccination, along with vaccinations for the elderly.

This decision follows the reopening of schools after winter vacations that began on December 18, 2023. To accommodate the weather, the provincial government previously adjusted school timings to start at 9:30 am from January 10 to January 22.

In response to persistent cold conditions, the Punjab School Education Department had extended the winter holidays of both public and private educational institutions until January 9.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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