Turkiye sends another train with aid for Pakistan floods’ victims

02:59 PM | 2 Sep, 2022
Turkiye sends another train with aid for Pakistan floods’ victims
Source: Shehbaz Sharif (Facebook)

ISTANBUL – Turkiye has sent second train with aid for the victims of devastating floods in Pakistan that mourns deaths of nearly 1,200 people in recent weeks.

A ceremony to send off the train was held in Ankara and it was attended by Turkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) President Yunus Sezer and Pakistani Ambassador Syrus Sajjad Qazi.

The train is carrying 394 tons of disaster relief materials, including tents, food, medicines and other items.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has described Turkiye's timely and valuable support for flood victims of Pakistan as a great manifestation of unique relationship between the two brotherly countries.

The premier stated this while talking to a Türkiye delegation led by Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Environment Minister Murat Kurum in Islamabad on Friday.

He recalled that the President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan called him on August 27 and offered his condolences for those who died in the calamity and extended his fullest support for the people of Pakistan.   

He expressed his gratitude for the people of Turkiye for always extending support to Pakistan in difficult times.

So far, eleven Turkish military aircraft and two trains had been dispatched by Turkiye.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

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 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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