NDMA forecasts rains in upper parts of Pakistan from today

01:03 PM | 28 May, 2024
NDMA forecasts rains in upper parts of Pakistan from today
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ISLAMABAD – The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued a weather alert, forecasting rains accompanied by dust, wind, and thunderstorms in the upper regions of the Pakistan from today (May 28) to Saturday (June 1).

The authority has advised all concerned institutions to exercise caution during this period. It highlighted the risk of landslides and mudslides that could disrupt roads and traffic systems in upland areas.

Duststorm/thunderstorm with isolated rain is expected in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Khushab, Sargodha and Mianwali from 28th May (evening/night) to 01st June with occasional gaps, said a forecast issued by the Met Office a day earlier.

It also issued same forecast for cities of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Heavy rain in these regions may also cause flooding in local rivers and nullahs, prompting the NDMA to instruct relevant departments to remain vigilant.

Local emergency departments have been directed to keep personnel and machinery on standby to handle any potential floods or landslides.

The district administration has been tasked with evacuating residents from slums and relocating them to safer areas to prevent casualties and property damage.

There is also concern over the potential damage to standing crops, electricity poles, and other structures due to strong winds. The NDMA has advised the public to avoid taking shelter in weak structures during the rain and to be cautious of the increased risk of lightning strikes during thunderstorms.

The NDMA's alert is aimed at mitigating risks and ensure the safety of residents and travelers in the affected regions.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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