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Death toll from devastating floods rises above 1,260 in Pakistan

08:29 PM | 3 Sep, 2022
Death toll from devastating floods rises above 1,260 in Pakistan
Source: social media

ISLAMABAD – The death toll from destructive floods caused by record monsoon rains in Pakistan rose to 1,260 as dozens more died in the last 24 hours, the disaster authority said.

Officials reported 57 more deaths, 25 of them children while the safety of tens of thousands are at risk after the worst flooding hit Pakistan in decades.

It was reported that more than 1,260 people have died in the last three months when the seasonal rains started. More casualties are expected as hundreds of villages have been cut off by flood-swollen rivers washing away infrastructures across Pakistan.

The South Asian nation is struggling to respond to the deluges given their unprecedented magnitude while the federal government claimed that around 15 percent of the entire population has been affected.

The planning minister earlier said that early estimates put the damages from deadly floods at more than $10 billion.

Meanwhile, a military-backed rescue operation was well underway to reach stranded people in calamity-hit regions.

Foreign countries including the UK, the US, China, KSA, UAE, and Turkey send aid while the focus of relief efforts shifted largely to Sindh, Balochistan, and KP where vast swatch remains inundated.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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