Khyber Pakhtunkhwa digitalises emergency services with Careem

07:45 PM | 25 Sep, 2019
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa digitalises emergency services with Careem
PESHAWAR – The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Careem, a private cab service provider, have signed an MoU to on board Peshawar Rescue 1122 services on the cab services providers online application, optimizing the dispatching process and enabling public to book ambulance and fire brigade services through the app.

KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, while briefing media persons on the recent initiative on Wednesday, stated that the incumbent government was taking pragmatic measures to introduce information technology in provision of services.

Khan said that the provincial government was leveraging technology to simplify and improve lives in Pakistan and the signing of the MoU is one of the initial steps towards accelerated growth of Pakistan's digital future.

“The signing of MoU is the first initiative of its kind in the country which will provide citizens with access to emergency services using a simple mobile application.

“We are working on digitalization of services which is not only time efficient but will also provide cheap services to citizens at their doorsteps,” he added.

The MoU signing took place at the CM Secretariat in Peshawar and was attended by Minister Finance Taimur Jhagra, Special Assistant to CM on Information Technology (IT) Kamran Khan Bangash, Secretary Relief and Rehabilitation, DG PDMA, DG KP Emergency Services (1122), Co-Founder and CEO of Careem Pakistan, as well as other government officials and leadership from Careem Pakistan.


As per the MOU, all existing Rescue 1122 ambulance and Fire Brigades will be on boarded on the online application through a separate Emergency Services Customer Car Type (CCT).

All ambulance and fire brigade captains will be trained by the private cab service company about the usage of the online application.

The CM stated that the initiative will help to improve the response time of Rescue 1122 services in Peshawar and will also be extended to the rest of the province enabling the government to save precious lives through tech enabled solutions.

The government of KP has always been a strong proponent of working with the business community to ensure that Pakistanis receive the best possible services the state can provide.

CM Khan was also briefed on the ongoing initiatives of the relief and rehabilitation department which include establishment of Rescue 1122 stations in Lower Kohistan, Malakand, Shangla and Lakki Marwat.

The schemes will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs1282 million.

Similarly, two emergency stations are also being established in two newly merged tribal districts and one in the ex-Frontier region.

The schemes will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 3670 Million for which Rs 2500 Million have already been released and work progress is underway on the establishment of rescue 1122 station at Jamrud, District Khyber.

As for the firefighting in forest terrain, the Chief Minister was informed that procurement orders have been placed for all terrain vehicles equipped with fire fighting backpacks and latest equipment.

Furthermore, tourist outreach stations are also being established in Kalam and Naran which includes Emergency Ambulances, Snow Blowers, Container Offices and arrangements for firefighting and water rescue services.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 3 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15 287.95
Euro EUR 309.9 310.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4 360.05
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices increase in Pakistan; check out today gold rates in Pakistan - 3 December 2023  

The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 3 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Karachi PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Islamabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Peshawar PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Quetta PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sialkot PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Attock PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujranwala PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Jehlum PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Multan PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Bahawalpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujrat PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nawabshah PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Chakwal PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Hyderabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nowshehra PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sargodha PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Faisalabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Mirpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730


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