New College Timings announced in Punjab amid heatwave alert

09:12 AM | 21 May, 2024
New College Timings announced in Punjab amid heatwave alert
Source: @ibakarachi/X

LAHORE – Authorities in Punjab announced new college timings for Punjab from May 21 2024 to protect students from blistering heat.

A notification shared by Higher Education Department (HED) mentioned that classes times will be changed due to severe hot weather.

The new timings for colleges under education department are as follows:

Days Timing
Monday to Thursday and Saturday 07:30am to 11:30am
Friday 07:30am to 11:00am
Monday to Saturday (evening second shift) 4:00pm to 8:00pm

The provincial authorities also announced an additional seven-day holiday for schools due to the extreme heat.

Punjab Education Minister Rana Sikandar announced holidays in all public and private schools from May 25 to 31, except those institutions in which exams are being continued. 

The education minister mentioned that private institution conducting examinations would be allowed to remain open conditionally, prioritising student safety against the severe weather.

Punjab Summer Holidays 2024

Punjab government earlier announced summer vacations for schools, to be observed from June 1 to August 14.

Amid severe heat, school timings were reduced, and early holidays were announced.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 20 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 20, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Baht THB 7.58 7.73


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