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PM Nawaz for making Pakistan's participation at UN more meaningful

01:46 PM | 2 Jul, 2015
PM Nawaz for making Pakistan's participation at UN more meaningful
ISLAMABAD (APP) - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday called for making Pakistan's participation more meaningful at the United Nations and to ensure that its voice is heard on peace, security and development issues.

The Prime Minister gave the guideline to Dr. Lodhi, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, when she called on him here at the PM House.

The Prime Minister would be addressing the UNGA session in which he will highlight Pakistan's foreign policy and national priorities. The United Nations will be marking the 70th anniversary of its founding this year which gives special importance to this year's session.

The Prime Minister would also be holding bilateral meetings with several heads of state and government from friendly countries.

Talking to Dr Lodhi, he said Pakistan has always played an active role in the United Nations and should continue to be in the forefront of all UN activities and debates.

He said Pakistan today was the largest troop contributing country to UN peacekeeping operations in the world.

Dr. Lodhi briefed the Prime Minister about UN related matters and the several summits and events that will take place during the special session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in September this year.

She informed the Prime Minister that in addition to normal activities, a number of other important events would also be taking place which have great importance and relevance to Pakistan. Of these, the most important would be the endorsement by world leaders of the post-2015 development agenda which will involve the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Major activities taking place in this year's UNGA session include summit on South-South cooperation, meeting on gender equality and women empowerment, special summit to approve sustainable development goals and peacekeeping summit to be co-hosted by Pakistan along with other countries.

National Security Advisor to PM Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi were also present in the meeting.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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