RAWALPINDI – Pakistan Army on Thursday established a Flood Emergency Control Center in Karachi to handle the flooding situation and help people stranded in their homes.
According to ISPR, troops are busy in relief efforts and save the city from more flood water. Besides setting up relief camps in different areas protective bunds are being built to control the flow of water.
It informed that a bund has been constructed by army engineer near M-9 Northern bypass while three plants have been installed for water drainage in Saadi Town, Malir and in another area.
A crack in Malir Lake has also been repaired.
It further said that affected people are being rescued through boats while food is also being provided to them.
The military’s media wing said that several areas in Karachi have been flooded due to continue rains. It added that Pakistan Navy divers have recovered two bodies from Shah Faisal Town and Korangi area while an aerial surveillance of different areas is also being conducted.
The relief efforts are also underway in Dadu and Hyderabad.
At least five people died in Karachi in rain related incident in port city. A polio patient is also among the victims who lost her life after her house flooded by rainwater.
At least 14 people have died since August 21, which marks the fifth monsoon rain spell of Karachi and sixth for Sindh.
Meanwhile, Hub Dam — which provides drinking water to Karachi and several areas in Balochistan — has reached its maximum capacity. The spillways of the dam have been opened to release excess water into Hub Lake, which falls into Arabian Sea in Balochistan.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 30, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||348||351.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.11||36.46|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.57||177.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Thursday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Karachi||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Islamabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Peshawar||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Quetta||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Sialkot||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Attock||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Gujranwala||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Jehlum||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Multan||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Gujrat||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Nawabshah||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Chakwal||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Hyderabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Nowshehra||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Sargodha||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Faisalabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
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