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Pakistan's viral ‘grape' meme to be auctioned for a noble cause

09:16 PM | 3 Sep, 2022
Pakistan's viral ‘grape' meme to be auctioned for a noble cause
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ISLAMABAD – The meme features a former senator and students from a Pakistani school in the Saudi city of Jeddah, is set to be auctioned off as a Non-Fungible Token to raise funds for flood victims.

Years after the 'grape' meme went viral on the internet, PPP’s former senator Sehar Kamran decided to come up with a brilliant initiative to garner funds for Pakistani flood victims.

Sehar comes with the idea to use the meme as a non-fungible token as large swaths of the country were inundated due to the monstrous monsoon, causing displacement of more than 20 million people in one of the worst humanitarian disasters the country suffered in recent memory.

In a social media post, the PPP leader said ‘wow grape NFT to become a source of help for flood victims, adding that the core purpose of this sale is to bring revenue to help the flood victims of Pakistan.

The meme which first went viral on social media later made national headlines. In the original clip, children take to the stage and pledge to serve Pakistan in one way or the other. The principal sparks a meme fest as she chooses Independence Day celebrations to tell how ‘grape’ the students are.

A student comes to the stage to share that he wants to become a pilot. On this, the principal cheers him, saying, ‘Yeah he is a pilot, grape.’

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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