Military step up efforts as desperation mounts in flood-hit regions
PESHAWAR – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa paid a visit to flood-hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swat and interacted with evacuated people, the military's media wing said Tuesday.
In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the top general spent time with flood-affected people who thanked the army for reaching out once they needed it the most and bringing comfort not only to them but to their families back home who eagerly awaited their safe return.
COAS Bajwa also interacted with media correspondents and urged the international community to provide emergency assistance to the distressed Pakistani people dealing with the aftermath of devastating floods.
He called the scale of devastation from floods ‘massive’, especially in Sindh, while he vowed to rebuild houses for the affected families as millions are in need of food and shelter.
Officials will compile data from across Pakistan and coordinate efforts for the rehabilitation of the people affected by the floods, he added.
The Army chief also mentioned that many bridges and accommodation places have been destroyed and proposed action against those who allowed their reconstruction on river banks.
He refrained from quoting exact numbers related to devastation, however, added that the rescue and relief efforts would be completed soon but the real challenge is the rehabilitation of flood survivors.
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.
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Karachi||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Islamabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Peshawar||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Quetta||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Sialkot||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Attock||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Gujranwala||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Jehlum||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Multan||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Gujrat||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Nawabshah||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Chakwal||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Hyderabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Nowshehra||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Sargodha||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Faisalabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Mirpur||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
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