Google announces Rs110 million for flood relief in Pakistan

09:55 PM | 1 Sep, 2022
Google announces Rs110 million for flood relief in Pakistan
Source: @uaeembassyisb (Twitter)

CALIFORNIA – Search engine Google will send aid to the flood victims as vast swathes of Pakistan were inundated in one of the worst humanitarian disasters the country suffered in recent memory.

In a statement on Thursday, Google pledged to donate $0.5 million (Rs110 million) to the people affected by the floods.

“During this time of the disaster, Google will donate US$0.5 through its philanthropic arm to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, which will be made to the sub-grants to the local organisations that are actively engaged in crisis response and recovery,” it said.

Furthermore, employees of the tech giant are also donating at this critical time when the Pakistani government declared a national emergency and has desperately sought urgent aid from the international community.

Google said its employees have already contributed more than Rs72 million in personal donations and company matches.

The American organisation aims to extend its support by taking initiative to gather donations and funds for flood affectees to help fellow citizens spending their lives in the midst of destruction, it added.

The fifth most populous nation currently facing a massive crisis since 2010, when 2,000 died from floods. Reports estimate the damage to more than 5,000km of roads, 10 million houses partially or fully destroyed, and the death of 700,000 livestock.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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