Two polio cases in as many days - one in Lakki Marwat, another in Bajaur Agency

Sarfraz Ali 10:17 PM | 11 Jan, 2019
Two polio cases in as many days - one in Lakki Marwat, another in Bajaur Agency
LAHORE - Another child falls prey to the parental refusal in Bajaur Agency as a two and a half-year-old child was just diagnosed with poliomyelitis on Friday.

According to an official of Polio Emergency Operation Centre, the child’s father allowed polio drops to daughters but kept his son away from polio immunization teams during anti-polio drives. He said that this was the 10th polio case of the year 2018.

He said that six polio cases were reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the year 2018 included one from Charssada, one from Lakki Marwat, three from Bajour and one from Khyber.

"One polio case was reported in Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Thursday," the official added.


He said that the center had also confirmed on Thursday polio case reported from Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) in 16 months child Anam.

He said that samples of child's blood were collected in December 2018, therefore the case belongs to last year tally.

He said that the symptoms of polio in the child's blood were observed on December 10, 2018. The health officials sent her samples to the National Institute of Health immediately for confirmation.

He said that the institute confirmed in its reports that the girls carry poliovirus.

He said that was the ninth case of the year 2018, which was reported from Marmundu Azam of Lakki Marwat district.

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

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 31, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

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 190,849.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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