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Ahsan Mohsin Ikram curses Sindh govt as Karachi sinks in rainwater

10:15 PM | 26 Jul, 2022
Ahsan Mohsin Ikram curses Sindh govt as Karachi sinks in rainwater
Source: @ahsanmohsinikramofficial (Instagram)/Screengrab

KARACHI – Pakistani TV and film actor Ahsan Mohsin Ikram expressed his concern and disappointment as monsoon rains caused deadly flash floods and infrastructure damage in the country’s largest city, leaving at least 12 people dead since Saturday.

Deeply disturbed by the situation in the port city, the 29-year-old took to social media where he cursed the local administration as several neighbourhoods were partially submerged in the city, which is home to around 16 million people.

“Just sad to see my beloved city in such condition, politicians and govt officials, I hope your graves be flooded with the grey water entering peoples homes and streets," he wrote on Twitter.

The actor added that incapable people cannot do anything right.

Other Pakistani celebrities like Adnan Siddiqui and Faysal Qureshi also expressed their concern and disappointment at the situation in Karachi.

Over the weekend, pictures and viral clips on social media showed Karachiites wading through knee-deep water. Several vehicles were left stranded in rainwater.

With 86.5mm of rainfall in Karachi, Quaidabad, Saddar and Gulshan-e-Hadeed were the most-affected areas. Torrential rains devastated old infrastructures, including bridges, highways and roads and disrupted traffic.

Infrastructure is highly vulnerable to climate-related disasters in Pakistan’s financial capital, reports say citing World Bank data.

Some other regions in Pakistan especially Balochistan too experienced extreme rainfall during the recent spell and death toll has topped 300 in Pakistan this season so far.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
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 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 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 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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