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Punjab government waives fees at sacrificial animal sale points

08:30 PM | 22 May, 2024
Eidul Azha

In a significant move geared towards easing the burden on citizens during the festive season, the Punjab government, under the directive of Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, has announced that no fee will be charged at sale points for sacrificial animals.

This decision, communicated by Local Government Minister Zeeshan Rafique, underscores the government's commitment to facilitating access to sacrificial animals for the public. Rafique emphasized that sale points will operate under a 'No Profit, No Loss' policy, ensuring affordability for citizens.

Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has further instructed authorities to ensure zero waste during Eidul Azha, reflecting the government's dedication to promoting cleanliness and hygiene amidst the festivities.

To achieve this objective, Minister Rafique declared a ban on holidays for municipal employees, effective from 10 days before Eid and extending three days after. This measure aims to bolster sanitation efforts and maintain cleanliness standards across Punjab.

Chairing a meeting with chief officers of municipal institutions, Minister Rafique reiterated the government's unwavering commitment to sanitation arrangements. He emphasized the importance of expediting the disposal of offal and waste, urging municipalities to act promptly without waiting for deadlines.

As part of a comprehensive plan, a Provincial Monitoring Cell will be established in the local government secretary's office. This cell will oversee the coordination and implementation of sanitation initiatives, ensuring a seamless and hygienic Eidul Azha experience for citizens across Punjab.

The proactive measures undertaken by the Punjab government reflect a proactive approach towards addressing public needs and ensuring a safe and enjoyable Eidul Azha for all.

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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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