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Flood in River Chenab inundates over 100 villages in Jhang

09:09 AM | 12 Aug, 2016
Flood in River Chenab inundates over 100 villages in Jhang
JHANG (News Desk) - Over 100 villages have been inundated due to flood in River Chenab in the district, it has been informed officially.

Standing crops on hundreds of acres of land have been washed away by the floodwater in the district.

River Chenab passes through the district and combines with River Jhelum at Trimu Headworks. The floodwater inundated villages in tehsil Jhang and played havoc with standing crops.

Officials said floodwater is touching protective bund all around Jhang urban area. Sargodha road has been closed for all types of traffic and floodwater is overflowing Jhang-Sargodha Road at three points.

In tehsil Athara Hazari, floodwater has inundated at least 50 villages. Link roads have been closed. Water has spread outside Trimu Headworks and caused heavy losses to standing crops.

Now water is heading for tehsil Shorkot and tehsil Ahmedpur Sial.

The district administration and Rescue 1122 are busy in evacuation operation from flooded areas. Eighteen relief camps have been set up to provide eatables and medicines to the affected people. Fodder and vaccination have also been arranged for the cattle-heads.

DCO Ghazi Amanullah is personally monitoring the rescue and relief operation in flood-hit areas.

Meanwhile, 26 rescuers including two officer have reached Jhang from Faisalabad, Toba, Sargodha and Sahiwal on the direction of Director General Punjab Emergency Service Dr Arshad Zia.

District Emergency Officer Dr Tariq Saeed told the media here on Thursday that high flood was reported at Trimu Headworks, which had increased water level in adjoining areas. He said Rescue 1122 was busy in the operation with boats and other equipments and rescuers were evacuating flood-affected people to safer places.

He said Rescue 1122 staff was also providing first aid facility to the injured persons. He said a 55-year-old man, Rahab Ali, was biten by a snake in Kot Khaira and was shifted to DHQ Hospital, Jhang.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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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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