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

Web Desk 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.

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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 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.5 255.5
Euro EUR 274 276.7
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 Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.

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 197,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100


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