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Punjab mulls work from home, covid-like lockdown in Lahore to control smog

04:09 PM | 10 Oct, 2023
Punjab mulls work from home, covid-like lockdown in Lahore to control smog
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LAHORE – The Punjab government is reportedly considering an option to impose restriction, it had enforced during the coronvarius pandemic, in capital city of Lahore to tackle the worsening smog situation.   

Reports said there would be complete shutdown on Wednesday when all schools, markets, and factories will be closed. The government is also likely to re-introduce policy of work from home for government employees. Under the policy, 50% workforce will work from home.

Experts said the unusual traffic in Lahore has worsened smog situation in the country as emissions from factories only contribute 7% in overall pollution in the provincial capital city.

The government is also mulling imposing heavy fines on factories involved in violating the environment laws.

Meanwhile, Commissioner Muhammad Ali Randhawa said the government is considering an option to to announce a work from home policy for two months to control smog in the Lahore.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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