RAWALPINDI – Pakistan has dispatched the second tranche of humanitarian assistance for people affected by the earthquake in Afghanistan.
A C-30 aircraft of Pakistan Air Force to Afghanistan loaded with relief goods took flight to Afghanistan on Friday.
Minister for State and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Senator Muhammad Talha Mahmood handed over the consignment to Afghan Charged'affaires Sardar Muhammad Shakeeb at the Nur Khan Base.
Relief Assistance for Earthquake Affected People of Afghanistan from Government and People of Pakistan 🇵🇰 @ndmapk @GovtofPakistan @UNHCRPakistan @CMShehbaz #AfghanistanEarthquake https://t.co/83dPtVbt2w pic.twitter.com/YBfsWqwJ6l— Senator Muhammad Talha Mahmood (@senatorMtalha) June 24, 2022
NDMA Chairman Lieutenant General Akhter Nawaz and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Afghan Embassy in Pakistan were present on the occasion, an NDMA press release said.
This second consignment arranged by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) consisted of family tents and essential food items.
The Afghan charge d'affaires thanked the Pakistani government for sending humanitarian assistance promptly for the Afghan people in the hour of need.
The NDMA sent its first consignment of relief goods on June 23 via road.
A total of 1,036 people are confirmed to have been killed in an earthquake that struck Afghanistan this week, the United Nations said on Friday.
About 2,000 people were injured and 10,000 homes partially or entirely destroyed in Wednesday's earthquake, according to Afghanistan's disaster ministry.
Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.
On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.
Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.
On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.
In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|