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Hero polio vaccinator leaves Pakistan’s PM Imran in awe and pride

01:30 PM | 31 Jan, 2019
Hero polio vaccinator leaves Pakistan’s PM Imran in awe and pride
ISLAMABAD — Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated the polio workers, who performed their duties in heavy snow, vaccinating children against the crippling disease in the remote northern areas.

The premier on Wednesday hosted the heroic polio workers at the PM House including Irfan, after a video of him walking through the waist-deep snow on mountainous areas of Chitral went viral on social media.

Prime Minister Imran also tweeted out a tribute for Irfan.

During the meeting with the workers, the premier also discussed strategies to keep the scourge of polio at bay.

The fifty-second footage of the polio worker, widely viewed across the globe as the view-counter clocked at around 670 million clicks in just two days, showed the determination of the field teams to make the country free of Polio.

UNICEF, in a tweet, also appreciated the long-distance travel of polio workers.

The polio vaccination in Chitral is part of the countrywide campaign launched last week during which around 39 million children below five-year age would administer anti-polio drops, despite difficult weather conditions at snowfall and hilly areas in peak winter.

The campaign reached Chitral on January 27 in freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall where polio workers in varying areas of Lower and North Chitral went out and administered polio drops to children is scheduled to continue till January 30.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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