‘PEHEL-911’ – Pakistan set to launch national emergency helpline soon

Web Desk 12:58 PM | 31 Aug, 2021
‘PEHEL-911’ – Pakistan set to launch national emergency helpline soon

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is all set to launch a single emergency helpline in the first week of October to stem the rising crime rates in the country by ensuring coordinated timely action.

Emergency numbers of different departments will be merged into one hotline called Pakistan Emergency Helpline (PEHEL). The dedicated helpline can be dialed to approach different departments including police, rescue, and other supports.

The one-window access to all emergency services is aimed to facilitate the citizens to end dialing different helplines amid emergencies while the concept was reportedly taken from service similar to the 911 helpline in the United States.

Recently, PM Imran, while presiding over a meeting on the establishment of Pakistan Emergency Helpline, directed the authorities concerned to remove all obstacles in the commencement of service, reports quoting PM Office cited.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, PM’s aide on communication Dr. Shahbaz Gill, Home Secretary, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Chairman Nadra, Chief Commissioner Islamabad, DG National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC), DG National Information Technology Board (NITB), and other officers concerned attended the meeting.

The premier was briefed about the establishment of PEHEL -911 during the meeting. Khan was informed that all necessary work including inter-provincial liaison has been completed and the helpline will be ready for regular opening by the first week of October this year.

Prime Ministered stressed that the protection of life and property of the citizens is the key responsibility of the government while he expressed hope that the initiative would help ensure peace and security in the country.

Meanwhile, the interior ministry is coordinating with the provinces for the establishment of control rooms, and the governments of Punjab, AJK, GB, and Balochistan have already allocated control rooms. However, KPK and Sindh governments have committed to allocate control rooms.

Earlier, it was reported that the decision was taken in the wake of the horrific rape incident at Lahore-Sialkot Motorway in September 2020 in which the victim failed to get any help through the motorway helpline.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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