ANKARA – The death toll in Turkiye from massive earthquakes has risen to 48,448.
This was announced by Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu on Monday. The local authorities rushed to set up container cities to accommodate the homeless people.
The combined death toll including those killed in Syria has risen to more than 54,000.
Addressing a news conference in Malatya, Soylu said the toll in Turkiye included 6,660 foreign nationals, mostly Syrians. He said that the authorities were still trying to identify 1,615 victims.
The earthquake and subsequent powerful tremors injured more than 115,000 in Turkiye and left millions sheltering in tents or seeking to move to other cities.
The interior minister said the government planned to set up 115,585 containers for as many families in 239 sites across the affected region.
President Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to rebuild homes within a year but it will be many months before thousands can leave their tents or container housing, and daily queues for food.
Separately, a UN-appointed commission of inquiry said on Monday that the UN, the Syrian government and other actors are responsible for delays in getting emergency aid to Syrians after the earthquake.
In a statement, Chair of the commission Paulo Pinheiro said, “Though there were many acts of heroism amid the suffering, we also witnessed a wholesale failure by the Government and the international community, including the UN, to rapidly direct life-saving support to Syrians in the most dire need.”
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 May 31, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||382||385|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.44||36.79|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||172.79||174.79|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
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 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Karachi||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Islamabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Peshawar||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Quetta||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Sialkot||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Attock||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Gujranwala||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Jehlum||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Multan||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Gujrat||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Nawabshah||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Chakwal||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Hyderabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Nowshehra||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Sargodha||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Faisalabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Mirpur||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
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