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U Bank pledges commitment to inclusivity on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023

07:08 PM | 4 Dec, 2023
U Bank pledges commitment to inclusivity on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023

ISLAMABAD - U Microfinance Bank, Pakistan’s fastest-growing microfinance bank, proudly pledged its unwavering commitment to financial inclusion, increased accessibility, and the provision of enhanced opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 2023.

U Bank remains dedicated to positively impacting the lives and livelihoods of its stakeholders across all population segments in Pakistan. Under its commitment towards PWDs, U Bank strategically collaborated with the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) to conduct a comprehensive Accessibility Audit of its premises nationwide. This initiative aimed to ensure access for PWDs to U Bank’s financial products and services and bore testament to the bank’s dedication to breaking barriers and fostering an environment of equal banking opportunities.

Multiple training sessions were held for U Bank’s staff members in collaboration with STEP, focused on creating awareness and encouraging empathy while ensuring seamless integration of PWDs into the workforce. U Bank consistently cultivates an inclusive workplace culture to contribute to a compassionate and supportive work environment.

With this commitment, U Bank also announces the successful conclusion of the first batch of its Internship Program dedicated exclusively to Persons with Disabilities, providing them with equal growth and learning opportunities and nurturing talent in an inclusive employment landscape.

Speaking on the occasion and the valuable initiatives, Mr Mohamed Essa Al Taheri, President & CEO – U Bank, commented, “As we commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I am proud to affirm U Bank's unwavering commitment to fostering inclusion across multiple dimensions. Our focus extends beyond providing accessible financial solutions to creating an inclusive work environment that values every individual's diverse talents and skills. We believe firmly in providing equal opportunities, in line with our core mission of financial inclusion, and will continue to work towards shaping a more empowering tomorrow for all.”

U Bank currently has an extensive network of 350+ bank branches across multiple rural and urban regions of Pakistan, including remote, last-mile locations. Through its broad outreach, U Bank continues its endeavours to provide valuable financial services aimed at economically uplifting communities across all socioeconomic segments of Pakistan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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