Bakhtawar Bhutto says media 'exaggerating' Karachi situation

Noor Fatima 09:41 PM | 14 Jul, 2022
Bakhtawar Bhutto says media 'exaggerating' Karachi situation
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Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the sister of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, has come out in support of the Sindh provincial government led by the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) after rain wreaked havoc in the port city.

The PPP came under fire for its alleged mismanagement and ignorance in Karachi, but said it prepared itself for the catastrophe "as much as humanly possible".

Keeping in view the situation in Karachi, Bakhtawar said on Twitter that most developed cities have been flooded for years. She said that climate change resulted in unprecedented rainfall.

Bakhtawar stated that the Sindh government prepared itself beforehand and cleared hundreds of storm drains, adding that the "rest is purposefully misleading and ignorant politics. She tweeted:

"Karachi is no exception and just broke its own record (more accurate to say floods). The PPP's Sindh government was on-site 24/7 (rain needs to stop before clearing)," she added.

Bakhtawar compared the Sindh government to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's and Balochistan's, claiming that "KP drowned yet not in headlines. Also Balochistan. Compare where their CMs and ministers were in the last 24 hours vs Karachi."

So far, the PPP government has successfully managed to dodge any criticism, entirely blaming the natural factors for its incompetency.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


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 February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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