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Heavy rains, snowfall in Balochistan leave at least 9 dead

Emergency declared in the region, with more rains expected in coming days

10:01 AM | 13 Mar, 2024
Heavy rains, snowfall in Balochistan leave at least 9 dead
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QUETTA – At least 9 casualties have been reported while scores injured due to heavy rains that swept across Pakistan southwestern region Balochistan.

Provincial capital Quetta and other parts of region witnessed heavy rains, with several regions submerged and the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) declaring a state of emergency in region. 

Heavy rains further disrupted train services to Iran and severely impacted communication networks across the mineral-rich region. People in the region are facing challenges like gas and electricity shortages, worsening their daily struggles.

Baisc services like electricity and gas remain suspended, making life difficult. The flooded streets have made commuting a nightmare, especially for those relying on public transport.

Authorities are working to restore gas and electricity services suspended by the rains, aiming to serve the public and prevent further issues.

Met Office warned of further heavy rainfall that could cause flash flooding in local nullah’s of Ketch and Panjgur, While snowfall may disrupt traffic flows in northern parts of Balochistan tonight. 

Rain with windstorm, and snowfall is expected in Quetta, Ziarat, Chaman, Pishin, Kalat, Zhob, Shirani, Barkhan, Musa Khel, Kohlu, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Lasbella, Gwadar, Jiwani, Khuzdar, Chagai, Noshki, Washuk, Mastung, Sabi, Naseerabad, Jhal Magsi and Loralai. Isolated heavy falls are expected during the period, per PMD report.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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