KARACHI – Pakistan's financial hub and country’s largest metropolis Karachi has again made it to a grim list of least livable cities in the world.
In the Global Livability Index 2023 of the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Sindh capital got 169th place out of a total of 173 cities, ranking above only poverty-stricken cities like Lagos, Algiers, Tripoli, and Damascus.
The city of over 18 million people performed poorly on all indicators and it got an overall score of 42.5, which is lower than average.
EIU index classified cities on several factors including post-Covid recovery, and stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. The Global Livability Index 2023 assesses the livability factor within the range of 1-100, where 1 is considered intolerable and 100 is considered supreme.
The port city performed weakly on the stability indicator, with a mere score of 20. In healthcare, the provincial capital secured 50 score, 75 on education, 51.8 on infrastructure, and 38.7 on culture.
In the previous year, Karachi was ranked 136 out of 140 cities in the index.
Vienna, the capital of Austria bagged the top spot for the second year in a row and has a perfect score of 100 on four out of the five indicators.
Copenhagen, Melbourne, Sydney, Vancouver, Zurich, Calgary, Geneva, Toronto, and Osaka were ranked other top positions in the Index.
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 October 4, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||351.5||355|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.74||37.09|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||171.55||173.55|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 201,100 on Wednesday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 172,410.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Karachi||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Islamabad||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Peshawar||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Quetta||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Sialkot||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Attock||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Gujranwala||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Jehlum||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Multan||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Gujrat||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Nawabshah||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Chakwal||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Hyderabad||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Nowshehra||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Sargodha||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Faisalabad||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Mirpur||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|