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PM Imran launches health insurance scheme in two divisions of Punjab

05:40 PM | 26 May, 2021
PM Imran launches health insurance scheme in two divisions of Punjab

LAYYAH – Prime Minister Imran Khan launched on Wednesday universal health coverage through Insaf Health Card for the people of Dera Ghazi Khan and Sahiwal Divisions.

Addressing the ceremony in Layyah, he said all families of these divisions will be able to get medical treatment up to Rs720,000 from government as well as designated private hospitals through the health scheme.

He said that the government to provide an additional amount of 300,000 to the holders of the card, if necessary, to complete the treatment.

The premier appreciated the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments for providing universal health coverage to all his citizens, adding that the initiative will also boost the health system of Pakistan.

The government will help private sector in establishing hospitals at far flung areas of the country, he said, adding that the interested persons will be given state land to build hospitals besides duty tax exemption on import of medical equipment.

He further said that development in backward areas would lessen burden on big cities, which are facing challenges related to civic amenities due to growing population.

Regarding recent incident of barbarism by dacoits in the area, the premier vowed to take massive operations against these lawbreakers. He said police and Rangers will be directed to eliminate these dacoits to provide protection to the people.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

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.

On Saturday, Euro 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 - 24 February 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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