Balochistan govt shuts schools amid heavy rains

11:28 AM | 15 Apr, 2024
Balochistan govt shuts schools amid heavy rains
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QUETTA – The provincial government in Balochistan announced two day holidays in schools after devastating rains in the country's southwestern region.

A notification issued by Secondary Education Secretary ordered all private and state-run schools to remain closed on April 15 and 16 due to rains and emergency conditions.

Academic activities were slated to start on April 15 (Monday) after the long Eid holidays but rains further prolonged the schools closure in country's sparsely populated region. 

Balochistan Weather

Met Office predicted more rains with strong winds for several areas in Balochistan, including the provincial capital Quetta, Pishin, Qilla Abdullah, Zhob, Barkhan, Musakhel, Kohlu, Sibi, Loralai, Ziarat, and Qalat. 

Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) also issued guidelines for public due to casualties caused by rains and lightning in various parts of Balochistan. 

Eight people have reportedly died due to lightning strikes as heavy rains continue to lash almost all districts of the province since the third day of Eid.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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