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.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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