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


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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