Nowshehra ADC Quratulain Wazir emerges as a hero in time of clamity

11:55 PM | 30 Aug, 2022
Nowshehra ADC Quratulain Wazir emerges as a hero in time of clamity
Source: Qurut ul ain Wazir (IG)

Pakistan is going through a turmoil caused by a natural disaster of magnitude. Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have left at least 1,000 people dead and around 33 million affected.

However, in Nowshera, ADC Miss Quratulain Wazir turned out to be a hero and saved hundreds of people with her effort. After flood warning was issued in Nowshera, Wazir went door to door to evacuate people and helped them settle in relief camps. 

The additional deputy commissioner is being praised on social media platforms for her exceptional effort. Wazir has been sharing videos and images of her evacuating the area. Going door to door to convince people to vacate their homes with their families, Wazir was determined to save people.

She addressed people of Nowshera from the mosque, asking them to vacate their homes immediately.

Miss Wazir has becoem the face of the civil bureaucracy of Pakistan and a symbol of women’s empowerment. 

It is reported that Nowshera city was at the risk of being hit by flood last week. It was feared the entire city would drown if the flood hits.

Floods have caused immeasurable destruction in Pakistan; especially in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, southern Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, Sindh and Chitral. The government has appealed to people to donate generously for flood victims.

The writer is a staff member.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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