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PM Imran inaugurates shelter home in Islamabad

09:22 PM | 26 Dec, 2018
PM Imran inaugurates shelter home in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Panah Gah, a shelter home, established by the government for the homeless and needy people here at Tarlai area of Islamabad on Wednesday.

The prime minister visited various sections of the shelter home, including the sleeping area, kitchen and dining area, besides the dispensary, which would cater to the primary medical needs of those using the facility.

He expressed his satisfaction over the facilities provided at the shelter home and directed that efforts should be made to give ease to the homeless.

The prime minister also directed the administration to run a transport service for picking the poor people - who spent nights on footpaths, bus terminals and other places - and bringing them to the shelter home.

The government has already established shelter homes, a brainchild of the prime minister, in Lahore and Peshawar and intends to establish such facilities for the homeless in other big cities.

With the start of the winter season, the premier had directed Punjab government to set up tents for the homeless.

A couple of weeks ago, the premier inaugurated shelter homes in Peshawar. The shelter homes had been established by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government under its 100-day plan.

According to Radio Pakistan, 432 people will be accommodated in the shelter homes where they will also be provided food.

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.

The writer is a civil servant.


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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