KARACHI – At least ten people, including women and children, were killed in a stampede at a free ration distribution point in the Site area of the southern port city of Karachi on Friday.
In the holy month of Ramadan, affluent people used to distribute food packages among poor segment of society. This year, the inflation has surged to historic high level badly affecting the low and middle-class income groups. The devaluation of rupee coincided with no increase in salaries have shrunk their buying capacity.
SP Mughees Hashmi told media that ration was being distributed at a factory where a huge number of people had gathered, adding that the point had been setup without informing the relevant police station.
He said stampede occurred due to lack of management, adding that a boundary wall of a nullah located near the site was also collapsed. He said an investigation into the matter has been launched while seven people have been arrested.
The bodies and injured people have been shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where some of the injured have been declared critical.
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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 June 03, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||375.5||380|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.39||36.74|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.16||175.16|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,500 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.
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 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 232,500||PKR 2125|
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