Karachi gets its first zipline

09:25 PM | 26 Nov, 2023
Karachi gets its first zipline
Source: Screen grab

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


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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