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Pakistan reports first polio case of 2024

09:20 PM | 14 Mar, 2024
Pakistan reports first polio case of 2024
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The first case of polio virus in 2024 was detected in Pakistan on Thursday. 

According to reports, a two and a half years old Pakistani boy was affected by polio in the Dera Bugti district in Balochistan. 

Reports suggest that a polio case has surfaced in Balochistan’s Dera Bugti district almost after a gap of 13 years. 

The child fell ill with high fever and felt weakness on February 28. His medical reports later suggested he was suffering from polio infection. 

Confirming the first case of polio in Pakistan, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that wild polio virus type 1 was found in the boy.

The total number of WPV1 cases in 2023 stood at six. Three WPV1-positive environmental samples were reported; one each in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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