Balochistan, KP announce long winter vacation at educational institutions

Schools, colleges in Punjab, Sindh and federal capital to remain closed from Dec 18 to 31

08:00 PM | 12 Dec, 2023
Balochistan, KP announce long winter vacation at educational institutions
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Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments on Tuesday announced two and a half months long winter vacation in areas where extreme weather conditions prevail in winters. 

On the other hand, Punjab, Sindh and the federal capital Islamabad have announced holidays from December 16 to 31 at all educational institutions. 

The government of Balochistan has made a formal announcement and issued a notification for winter holidays at educational institutions across the province.

According to the announcement made by Zafar Ali Buledi, Secretary Colleges and Technical Education, educational institutions in the cold areas of Balochistan will remain closed from December 16, 2023 to February 29, 2024 for winter holidays.

In the cold areas of Balochistan, the new academic year will begin from March 1.

Also, educational institutions located in the cold mountainous areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will have two and a half months of winter vacation.

Winters in the mountainous regions of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are extremely severe from December to February and temperature drops below freezing point.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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