Over 80,000 people to benefit from restoration of clean drinking water in Chitral: UNICEF

01:52 PM | 13 May, 2016
Over 80,000 people to benefit from restoration of clean drinking water in Chitral: UNICEF
ISLAMABAD (APP) - United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Pakistan, Angela Kearney and Deputy Commissioner Osama Ahmed Warraich on Friday inaugurated the rehabilitation of Drinking Water Scheme in Chitral.

They said that as the largest and the only source of safe drinking water in the area, the project is expected to benefit over 80,000 people in Chitral Town and the neighboring villages.

With an estimated cost of US $223,000, rehabilitation of the Angarghoon water supply scheme was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) United Kingdom.

Deputy Commissioner of Chitral Osama Ahmed Warraich said that the district government was grateful to UNICEF and DFID for their generous support in restoring the water scheme, which is the main source of safe drinking water for the people of Chitral.

He added that people in the region had suffered due to recurrent natural calamities and the district administration was doing its utmost to rehabilitate the affected population.

Support from the humanitarian community is this context is invaluable and most welcome, he said.

UNICEF has so far restored 20 drinking water schemes in Chitral, and another 21 in Shangla district, since a series of calamities, including floods and an earthquake, struck the region in 2015.

"Recurrent natural disasters in Chitral during the last few months have made it evident that climate change is having an adverse effect on this region," said UNICEF Representative Angela Kearney.

"Lack of safe drinking water in the aftermath of a disaster could lead to the spread of waterborne diseases especially among children and that is a situation we wish to prevent," she added.

She also thanked the provincial government, the district administration and the DFID for their support in ensuring the project was success.


Pakistani rupee recovers against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.

Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 5 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 309 312
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360 363.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.5 78.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.9 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.72 765.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.59 41.99
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.46 36.81
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.11 931.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.97 61.57
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.89 177.89
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.68 26.98
Omani Riyal OMR 740.01 748.01
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.27 78.97
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.45 27.75
Swiss Franc CHF 327.65 330.15
Thai Bhat THB 8.16 8.31

Gold price sees major drop in Pakistan; Check today gold rates - 6 Dec 2023

KARACHI – Gold prices in the local market continue to decline in line with the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 6 December 2023

On Wednesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,100. 

Each tola for 24 karat is Rs216,700, 22 Karat is Rs198,640, and 21 karat rate per tola is Rs189,613 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,525.00 for single tola.

In the global market, the precious metal moved down, and hovers around $2023 per ounce after drop of around $10.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Karachi PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Islamabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Peshawar PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Quetta PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Sialkot PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Attock PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Gujranwala PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Jehlum PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Multan PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Bahawalpur PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Gujrat PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Nawabshah PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Chakwal PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Hyderabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Nowshehra PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Sargodha PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Faisalabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Mirpur PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625


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