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UK pledges another £15mn to boost flood relief efforts in Pakistan

08:49 PM | 1 Sep, 2022
UK pledges another £15mn to boost flood relief efforts in Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD/LONDON – Britain has pledged urgent life-saving support of £15 million to Islamabad to help the millions in need as one-third of the country has been submerged by flooding.

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss confirmed the development, saying humanitarian support totaling £15 million will help provide shelter and essential supplies to people across Pakistan.

Recalling plights of flood victims, the secretary of state for foreign said tens of millions of people face devastating floods, which have left a third of the country – an area roughly the size of the UK – underwater.

“We will do all we can to get life-saving aid to the most vulnerable, including through this £15 million package of support,” she added.

Earlier, the UK announced £1.5 million ($1.76 million) in aid for relief efforts in Pakistan as nearly a half million people take shelters into camps after losing their houses after monstrous monsoon.

Britain stepped up efforts after the UK parliament’s international development select committee raised questions amount, saying it would provide just 5 pence per person affected by the disaster.

Meanwhile, international aid started to flow into flood ravaged nation, while authorities were starting the long effort of rebuilding roads and restarting highways which were destroyed by deluges.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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