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'Sindh govt establishes country’s first Corona drive-thru testing facility in Karachi'

11:04 PM | 31 Mar, 2020
'Sindh govt establishes country’s first Corona drive-thru testing facility in Karachi'

KARACHI - The Sindh Government has established what it says the first-ever drive-through Coronavirus testing facility in the country, in District South of Karachi.

The drive-through testing facility has been established in the Jahangir Kothari Parade area of Clifton. Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah accompanied by Secretary for Local Government Department Roshan Ali Shaikh and Deputy Commissioner South on Tuesday visited the drive-through testing facility.

The doctors, para-medical staff, and other personnel deployed at the new testing facility in Karachi have been provided with all the necessary safety and protective equipment and gear to safeguard them against the viral epidemic.

The appointment to get tested at the new drive-through testing facility could be obtained by the citizens after calling the helpline service established at the office of deputy commissioner South. The helpline service would give a code and time of appointment to each of the callers for visiting the drive-through testing facility. A mobile X-ray facility has also been established at the testing center for necessary clinical examination of the suspected patients of the Coronavirus. The citizens will have to go through a three-step procedure to avail of the drive-through facility in Karachi.

Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Local Government minister said that the drive-through testing facility had been established while acting upon the directives of Sindh chief minister and chairman of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in connection with the campaign being waged against the viral disease in the country.

He said that the Sindh government of PPP had been acting in compliance with the international standards and procedures to establish facilities to treat the cases of Coronavirus disease in Sindh.

He said that the Sindh government had availed the services of all the relevant institutions in the public and private sectors to do a unified struggle against the Coronavirus health emergency in the country.

He said that the Sindh government had also enlisted the services of the bona fide charities to provide with the food rations at the doorsteps of the needy people whose livelihood had been gravely endangered during the lockdown regime enforced in Sindh.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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