Pakistan's largest city Karachi’s air quality second worst in the world

01:05 PM | 23 Oct, 2022
Pakistan's largest city Karachi’s air quality second worst in the world
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HYDERABAD – Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi has replaced Punjab's capital as the most polluted city in the country as the port city is experiencing the second worst air quality in the world.

Reports quoting data collected from IQAir said China’s Chongqing topped the list of worst Air Quality Index with an AQI of 163 and Karachi ranked second with an AQI of 154.

Lahore remained the third worst for air quality in the world while list includes New Delhi, Kuwait City, Peru’s Lima, and Taiwan’s Kaohsiung.

Authorities also continued action against violators. Earlier, it was revealed that at least 128,000 deaths are reported in the country every year in wake of air pollution and related sicknesses.

AQI between 0-50 was considered good in which air quality was satisfactory and it poses little or no health risk, below 100 is said to be ‘moderate’. AQI above 100 is termed unhealthy in which the general public and sensitive people, in particular, are at risk of experiencing irritation and respiratory problems.

Experts said AQI between 200-300 is very unhealthy, during which the general public would be noticeably affected while if level touches 500, it is considered ‘hazardous’.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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