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Army deployed as cyclone Biparjoy heading towards Sindh coast

10:42 AM | 13 Jun, 2023
Army deployed as cyclone Biparjoy heading towards Sindh coast
Source: PakistanFauj/Twitter

KARACHI – A strong cyclone is set to batter coastal areas of Pakistan this midweek, prompting civil, and military authorities to evacuate masses to safer places.

Amid the worrisome predictions from Met Office, reports suggest that Corps Commander Karachi, Lieutenant General Babar Iftikhar holds emergency meeting in Badin to review precautionary measures.

Several officials including Director General Rangers Sindh, General officer commanding Hyderabad and other authorities attended the meeting, and briefed Lt Gen Babar on the arrangements. The latter expressed satisfaction with the preparations of armed forces.

Army troops were deployed in several places for rescue, and evacuation.

Met Office predicted that heavy rains with strong winds will lash Pakistan’s coastal areas along Sindh and Balochistan as severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy moved was now at a distance of around 500 kilometres south of the country’s largest city Karachi.    

The strong cyclone could make landfall in Pakistan by midweek, and PMD warned of torrential rain, high waves and gusty winds. Sindh and Balochistan authorities in the region are keeping a close eye on this cyclone, while mass evacuations are underway as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, officials also warned of cloudbursts that occur in the Sindh capital Karachi when cyclonic storm Biparjoy hits the coast. It has been learnt that up to 60 millimetres of heavy downpour will be recorded in Karachi.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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