KARACHI – The Sindh government has announced resuming indoor dining while markets in the country’s financial capital will be allowed to stay open till 10 pm.
A notification issued by Sindh Home Department cited that the provincial authorities have eased Covid related restrictions and new orders will remain in force by the end of this month.
The communique detailed the easing of the restrictions stated that businesses are allowed to stay open till 10 pm while pharmacies and grocery stores can operate round the clock.
Karachi to observe closed days on Sunday while Friday will be observed as closed days across the province. Indoor dining has been allowed for vaccinated people till midnight while restaurants cans serve with 50 percent occupancy.
The notification also directed citizens to carry their vaccination cards and certificates while visiting any place. Meanwhile, 200 vaccinated people are allowed in indoor weddings and 400 in outdoor weddings.
Shrines are allowed to be open with SOPs while cinemas will stay closed till the next update. There will be a complete ban on all kinds of sports activities however Indoor gyms are opened for vaccinated people.
Public transport will operate at 50 percent capacity and 70 percent capacity is set for Pakistan Railways. Amusement parks, swimming pools are also allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity.
On Tuesday, NCOC officials announced that the government has changed its approach regarding the implementation of Covid SOPs. “Instead of closing industries and businesses, we will increase the restrictions on unvaccinated individuals.”
These are the restrictions that will be imposed on Pakistanis not fully vaccinated by the end of this month:
Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
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.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.46||36.81|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.
On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330.
Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.
|Lahore||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|