At least 5 dead as torrential rains wreak havoc in Balochistan

05:14 PM | 30 Apr, 2023
At least 5 dead as torrential rains wreak havoc in Balochistan
Source: social media

RAWALPINDI – As heavy rainfall continued to lash parts of the country’s southwestern region, at least five people were killed, and traffic between several remained suspended after several infrastructures were damaged amid low-level flood.

Media reports quoting Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said two people were killed in Khuzdar, two in Machh and Lasbela, and one casualty was reported in Ketch due to rain-related incidents.

In the wake of the influence of a powerful weather system, several houses suffered damages in Chagai and Panjgur while parts of two bridges were washed away by floodwaters.

Meanwhile, repairing work at the bridges and restoring traffic was underway at both places. Chaman, Pashin, Mastung, Daki, Dera Bugti, Kohlu, Awaran, and Naseerabad witnessed more rain.

Section 144 imposed around Rawalpindi’s Leh Nullah

Twin cities remained on high alert while the home ministry imposed section 144 in Leh Nullah and its surrounding areas in Rawalpindi for the upcoming 30 days in light of possible urban flooding.

In a notification, officials banned all kind of dumping of garbage and warned that the violation of which will result in immediate arrest and registration of case. Section 144 was implemented in view of the concerns of urban flooding alert by the Pakistan Meteorological Department amid new westerly wave that hit the South Asian nation.

Meanwhile, heavy rains with thunderstorms are expected in Balochistan, Sindh, southern Punjab, GB, Azad Kashmir, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the next two days.

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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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