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PM Imran orders establishment of tent camps for homeless

Haider Ali 01:44 PM | 24 Nov, 2018
PM Imran orders establishment of tent camps for homeless
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed setting up tents in Lahore city of Punjab for the homeless people in the backdrop of severe weather.

The premier took to Twitter on Saturday and announced that he had directed Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar to arrange tents for the people sleeping on footpaths and provide them food.

The premier expressed that the arrangement was temporary until the Panah Gahs (shelters) are built, as the weather is turning increasingly cold.

The incumbent premier stated that spots in Peshawar and Karachi were also being identified to erect the tents for the people who have to spend the night under the sky.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also shared few pictures substantiating that the camps were being set up for the homeless in Lahore and food was also being provided.

A couple of weeks ago, the prime minister had laid the foundation stone of the Punjab government’s shelter homes project.

According to the spokesperson of the Punjab government, five shelter homes will be set up outside Data Darbar in Lahore in the first phase of the project.

The project is aimed at restoring the self-respect of those people who spend the night under the open sky. It is also aimed at broadening the circle of social responsibility by the state and citizens.

In a Twitter message, Khan expressed that the government was committed to building a social net for our poor citizens so everyone has a shelter over his/her head and access to health and education.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.

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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 February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/08-Feb-2023/pakistani-rupee-registers-gains-against-dollar-amid-imf-talks

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