Khyber Pakhtunkhwa digitalises emergency services with Careem

Associated Press of Pakistan 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.

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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 4, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430


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