PM Shehbaz, Army Chief discuss relief operations in flood hit areas

Web Desk 07:53 PM | 21 Aug, 2022
PM Shehbaz, Army Chief discuss relief operations in flood hit areas
Source: @shehbazsharif (Instagram)/social media

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, in a telephonic conversation with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, discussed the flood situation, and rescue, and relief operations.

The civil-military leaders interacted as several parts of the country reeled under the devastation wrought by record floods.

A statement issued by PM Office said the premier stressed upon acceleration of the rescue, relief, and rehabilitation efforts, while COAS Bajwa apprised the prime minister of the army’s full cooperation in the rescue and relief operations in Sindh province.

PM Shehbaz directed for provision of helicopters in the province as infrastructure has been badly damaged after floods. Sharif observed that helicopters would be helpful in the rescue and relief operations since the linking roads between Sindh and Balochistan provinces had been eroded, the statement said.

PM also appreciated the cooperation and spirit of the Pakistan Army in the rescue and relief operations.

General Bajwa apprised PM that he issued special direction to the Commander Southern Command over the relief activities in southwestern Balochistan.

Prime Minister also held a telephonic conversation with Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt. General Akhtar Nawaz.

Chairman NDMA apprised the PM about the latest situation of rainfall and floods in Sindh and also about the cooperation extended during the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the two provinces and the measures taken so far.

At least 728 people have died due to recent rains and floods across Pakistan, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) revealed. Among those who died the most were men, whose number was 309.

The majority of the people who died were from Balochistan, whose number was 207, the report added.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

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 March 31, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

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 190,849.

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 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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