ISLAMABAD – As the humanitarian crisis unfolds in war-torn Afghanistan, Pakistan has allowed World Health Organization (WHO) to use Islamabad airport for the provision of relief activities.
Reports in local media quoting sources said the foreign ministry has conveyed a request from the specialized agency of the United Nations to provide space for operating its helicopter flight from the Islamabad airport for the delivery of relief goods to Afghanistan.
Pakistani officials permitted the use of the airport in the country’s federal capital. The WHO helicopter onboard an eight-member delegation of the World Food Programme (WFP) will land in Islamabad today.
The World Health Organization earlier mentioned that it has only enough medical supplies in Afghanistan to last a week after deliveries were blocked by restrictions at Kabul airport and the UN food programme said the country urgently needed $200 million in food aid.
It also revealed that there are more than 18 million people – almost half of Afghanistan’s population – require aid while most Afghan children are suffering from acute malnutrition.
Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority said that members of the World Food Programme would have to completely follow the COVID SOPs enforced in the country for travelers.
Earlier, more than 20,000 Afghan nationals and other foreigners have landed at Islamabad airport from Afghanistan. A total of 332 flights had landed in the federal capital since August 16.
The evacuation mission from the war-raked country has been limited to Islamabad airport while the operation has been suspended at Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar airports.
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 January 25, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||309||312|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||29.52||29.87|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||148.33||149.53|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs189,650 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs162,600.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs149,250 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 172,300.
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 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Karachi||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Islamabad||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Peshawar||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Quetta||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Sialkot||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Attock||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Gujranwala||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Jehlum||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Multan||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Gujrat||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Nawabshah||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Chakwal||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Hyderabad||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Nowshehra||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Sargodha||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Faisalabad||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Mirpur||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|