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Half-day declared for Karachi offices on Friday amid heavy rain forecast

Emergency declared as PDMA issues urban flooding warning

11:49 AM | 29 Feb, 2024
Half-day declared for Karachi offices on Friday amid heavy rain forecast
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KARACHI - The government of Sindh has announced a half-day in the provincial capital on Friday as citizens are urged to also avoid unnecessary travel amid rain forecast.

The provincial authorities have enforced rain emergency in the region and took strignent measures to avoid any unwanted incident. The country's lagest city Karachi would be open for half day on Friday (tomorrow), amid forecast of heavy rains.

Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab shared update on social media post, saying half-day measure was taken as precaution as he cautioned masses to avoid unnecessarily travel over the weekend.

The PPP leader said preparations have been made, as a matter of abundant precaution.

Met Office predicted rainfall, windstorms, and the possibility of isolated hailstorms in Sindh from February 29 to March 2.

Sindh newly elected Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also called for meeting to review preparations for the rain early. 

A rain emergency has been enforced across the southeastern region, and government directed local bodies, administrations, and hospitals to stay alert. 

PDMA officials also briefed CM Shah on the anticipated rainfall. Port city of Karachi is expected to receive upto15 millimeters of rain, with water also expected in key arteries.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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