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Karachi gets its first zipline

09:25 PM | 26 Nov, 2023
Karachi gets its first zipline
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KARACHI – The 'first' zipline in Karachi opened by Mayor Murtaza Wahab at Safari Park on Sunday is a noteworthy addition to the city's recreational offerings.

The mayor of Karachi not only opened the zipline but also enjoyed the exhilaration of the trip firsthand. Salman Murad, the deputy mayor, accompanied Wahab to the inauguration.

When Wahab spoke to the media during the ceremony, he said the zipline would be a new attraction for Karachi residents. He also discussed his idea to expand the city's leisure areas. He did admit though that a number of projects were behind the schedule due to budgetary issues.

Wahab said they developed Dino Safari Park on the premises of the family park, adding that the government was trying to provide recreational facilities to the people in the port city. “We all want the glory of Karachi restored,” he said.

Work on development projects in all seven Karachi districts was under way, he said, and vowed to open more parks in the port city.

“Citizens will be given recreational facilities so that they do not need to go to Dubai and Thailand,” he said. He said that a horse-riding facility would be provided to citizens at the family park soon. Talking about the PPP-led government’s achievements and projects aimed at facilitating people, the mayor said, “We come under criticism, [despite] our work.”

Criticising the MQM-led former local government, Wahab said that people in Karachi have realised that the problem was not of power, but of intention. “The police should take action over stealing of manhole covers.” The mayor vowed to provide manhole covers “as many as you ask”. He said that a manhole cover contained almost 3.5 kg of iron, which is sold.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
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 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
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 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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