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Pakistan Army continues relief efforts in flood-hit regions: ISPR

Web Desk 05:21 PM | 31 Jul, 2022
Pakistan Army continues relief efforts in flood-hit regions: ISPR
Source: Inter-Services Public Relations

RAWALPINDI – Pakistani military personnel are playing a leading role in relief operations after heavy monsoon spells and floods pummeled parts of the country and at least 127 people have so far been confirmed dead due to flood-related incidents.

In a press release, the Inter-Services Public Relations said Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps troops continue to engage in rescue and relief efforts in the flood-hit areas of the country and are busy in repair work on highways and motorways to restore connectivity.

The military’s media wing said all rivers are flowing normally except for a low flood in the Indus River at Attock, Tarbela, Chashma, and Guddu. It added that a low flood was also reported at Warsak and a medium flood at Nowshehra in the Kabul River.

It also informed that all rivers across Pakistan are flowing normally, except the Indus which is at a low flood in Attock, Tarbela, Chashma and Guddu.

In the northwestern region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a maximum of 133mm rain was recorded in the Mardan district followed by Mohmand district where 85mm of rain was recorded while troops carried out dewatering efforts in Mardan.

All hill torrents are flowing normally except in South Punjab except for some increased flow in Mithawan, Kaha, and Sanghar Hill torrents.

Meanwhile, local commanders visited Rajanpur and DG Khan where relief items were distributed among flood affectees and medical camps have been established, the press release added.

With more recent monsoons spell gusts bearing down on the country, the death toll rose to 127 across Balochistan as rescue workers found seven more dead bodies. ISPR however said complete connectivity of Gandhawa has been restored, ISPR said

There is no longer any isolated area in Gandhawa and its surroundings, the military's media wing said, adding that further relief activities are underway.

In Chaman district, no rain was reported and Bab-e-Dosti at the Pak-Afghan border is "fully functional", said the ISPR.

Meanwhile, armed forces personnel also carried out operations in Gilgit-Baltistan. ISPR said two mudslides were reported near Sikandarabad at Karakoram Highway however the road has been opened for one-way traffic by FWO.

Pakistan Army and civil administration started operations after heavy rains left several parts of the country inundated as local and disaster management authorities struggled to drain accumulated rainwater.

Sindh and Balochistan provinces remained the worst hit regions where hundreds of people died in rain-related incidents and subsequent flooding. The country of nearly 221 million struggles with the annual monsoons each year.

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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 January 26, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.4 255.15
Euro EUR 274 276.6
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100

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