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Mehwish Hayat calls for urgent aid for flood victims in Pakistan

03:58 PM | 3 Sep, 2022
Mehwish Hayat calls for urgent aid for flood victims in Pakistan

KARACHI – Pakistani star actor and model Mehwish Hayat pleaded for aid on international media, saying it’s time to do more than just posting sympathies as floods left more than 1,200 people dead while millions are homeless.

The 34-year-old global ambassador for Penny Appeal was invited for her views on Sky News and BBC where she called for urgent aid, highlighting the devastation caused by the floods is widespread and immense.

The actor also shared the clips to her social media handle where cited reports about devastation caused after record rains.

The Actor in Law star said at least 50 million people are displaced as of now, 1,500 deaths were reported that we know of but there are so many areas that people and help agencies are not being able to access to get to the people who really need help right now.

She continued mentioning multiple dilemmas, saying at least 70,000 pregnant women are expected to give birth in coming days, while lamenting no shelter, food or clean drinking water for them. Millions of already deprived people now lost everything and have to restart their lives, she added.

Mehwish mentioned working with the charity organisation to get help wherever needed. Penny Appeal is on ground in calamity hit regions, saying disaster and the fact that so much help is needed on every front.

“If you save one life, you save the world and with your little help, whatever little you can spare, that can help save thousands of precious lives,” she added.

Besides lack of basic necessities, Mehwish, who was conferred Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, also highlighted waterborne illnesses, that is already a challenge for many of the regions.

She called upcoming winter ‘one of the toughest months of the year’, saying spending frosty nights without shelter is dreadful. She also mentioned that at least 10 billion worth of damage was reported by the officials, saying it will take years to return to normality.

In another interview with Britain’s national broadcaster, the actor highlighted medical aid, sustainable food that lasts longer, and shelter is needed as people income is gone and they are literally are starting from scratch.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

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 - 22 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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