Low-level flood hits Balochistan after heavy rainfall 

Web Desk 09:47 AM | 29 Mar, 2023
Low-level flood hits Balochistan after heavy rainfall 
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QUETTA – Low level floods unleashed by heavy rainfall continued to ravage Balochistan on Wednesday, leaving several districts of the country’s southwestern region devastated.

Clips shared online showed several districts in northern Balochistan flooded as people escape from the worst-hit areas. The country’s sparsely populated region came under the influence of a strong westerly system where heavy downpours continued for more than 12 hours.

Chaman, Qila Abdullah, Pashin, Toba Achakzai, Ziarat, Muslim Bagh, Bostan, Qila Saifullah, and Loralai are the worst-hit areas.

Several arteries in mineral-rich region have been affected by recent flooding. Levies officials said Quetta Chaman highway has been also affected by the flood water.

Meanwhile, a countrywide rainy spell is expected from today with thunderstorms and hailstorms in occasional gaps which can cause damage to crops. The new weather system is expected to continue by the end of this month.

Met Office warned of landslides in hilly areas of Azad Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit Baltistan, during recent rain spells, urging tourists to remain cautious over the period.

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 1, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,500 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.

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 230,500  PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 230,500  PKR 2125


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