No polio case detected in Sindh this year so far, caretaker CM told

01:38 PM | 12 Jun, 2018
No polio case detected in Sindh this year so far, caretaker CM told
KARACHI - The caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazal-ur-Rehman was informed that no polio case has been detected in the province of Sindh this year so far, however, Karachi and Qambar-Shahdadkot district have been rated as high-risk areas.

According to a statement issued after a review meeting of the performance of polio immunization programme, the CM Sindh was told that no polio case has been detected in Sindh as compared to last year when two polio cases were reported, from Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Gadap -- both areas of Karachi.

In 2018 to date, Pakistan reported three cases (all from district Dukki of Balochistan), and Afghanistan eight cases; in Sindh, all six districts of Karachi are still classified as districts of highest risk.

The virus isolated from environmental sites (taken from sewage system), indicating ongoing virus transmission. ln Karachi, samples are taken from 11 sites every month.

The CM Sindh directed the Principal Secretary to call a meeting of the provincial task force on polio, on May 2, so that a strategy could be evolved to face the challenges.
The meeting was attended by Provincial Coordinator POCC Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Health Fazal Pechuho, Provincial Coordinator Emergency Operation Center (EOC) (Fayaz Jatoi and Aziz Memon of International Polio plus Committee Rotary International.

The CM Sindh was told that all polio activities are guided by the National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP) and the three tiers structure provides oversight and direction to the polio programme.

The CM Sindh said that the situation could not be termed as normal and all the stakeholders, partners and civil society have to work together to make Pakistan polio-free zone.

The Provincial Task Force led by Chief Minister and/or Chief Secretary meets quarterly and has a membership of secretaries, Health and Education, all Commissioners, LEAs, and provincial heads of partner agencies.

Globally, Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only remaining countries with polio.
In May only Machhar Colony Gadap came positive. In Northern Sindh, samples were taken from six sites and Kamber became positive.


Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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