COVID-19: Six Punjab cities including Lahore impose smart lockdowns

Web Desk 09:30 PM | 18 Nov, 2020
COVID-19: Six Punjab cities including Lahore impose smart lockdowns

LAHORE – A smart lockdown has been imposed in coronavirus hotspot areas in half a dozen cities in Punjab due to constant increase in positivity percentage and prevalence of COVID-19.

The restrictions have been imposed in six cities that include Lahore, Multan, Bhakkar, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur and Sargodha amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic that has pushed federal and provincial governments to take preventive measures to slow the spread of the virus. 

In Lahore, the smart lockdown has been imposed in Valencia Town’s F1 block, Paragon City, Johar Town’s E1, E2, F1, F2, G2, G4, G5 blocks, Punjab University’s boys hostel number 11 and varsity’s Superintendent House. 

  Lockdown-Lahore.pdf by Mehar Mahmood Idrees on Scribd

According to Primary and Secondary Health Care Department of Punjab, different sectors in DHA Phase IV and III, and four areas in Gulberg have been sealed. 

In Multan, Jalilabad, Railway Road, Gulgasht colony, Khan Village Housing Society and Garden Town have been placed under smart lockdown. 

In Bhakkar, Gulshan-e-Madina and Muhallah Khursheed Shah have been closed.

  Lockdown Bhakkar by Mehar Mahmood Idrees on Scribd


In Rawalpindi, DHA Phase I’s sector C, Gulshanabad, Muslim Town, areas of Bahria Town and others have been placed under lockdown. 

  Lockdown Rawalpindi by Mehar Mahmood Idrees on Scribd

In Bahawalpur, Govt Postgraduate College Baghdad Road, Hashmi Garden, Model Town, Satellite Town, New Sadiq Colony and other areas will face smart lockdown. 

  Lockdown-Bahwalpur.pdf by Mehar Mahmood Idrees on Scribd

In Sargodha, street 1 and 2 of Mohalla Qasim Party, and surrounding areas of Govt MC Boys School, Block A, Satellite Town have been closed. 

  Lockdown Sargodha by Mehar Mahmood Idrees on Scribd

In the areas where smart lockdown has been imposed, all markets, shopping malls, restaurants, public and private office will remain closed. 

There shall be a complete ban on movement of people to and from these areas by public and private transport except for limited movement of one person per vehicle to and from the exempted facilities. 

There shall also be a complete ban on gatherings of all kinds for social, religious, or any other purpose at any place, public or private throughout these areas.

In the closed areas the following shall be exempted from this order:

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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 9, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.9 274.85
Euro EUR 294.7 297.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331 334.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.3 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.2 73.9
Australian Dollar AUD 191.3 193.7
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.35 740.35
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.16
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.63 175.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.53 723.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 298.06 300.56
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs193,700 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs166,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350


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