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Army sets up emergency control center as floods leave 5 dead in Karachi

Web Desk 08:41 PM | 27 Aug, 2020
Army sets up emergency control center as floods leave 5 dead in Karachi

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.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 30, 2023

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)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348 351.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77 77.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.3
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 30 March 2023

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.

City Gold Silver
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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