Pakistan celebs have a special message on World Environment Day

08:55 PM | 5 Jun, 2023
Pakistan celebs have a special message on World Environment Day
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World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5th and serves as a global platform for promoting environmental awareness and taking positive action towards protecting our planet. Established by the United Nations in 1974, this day encourages individuals, communities, and organizations to reflect on environmental issues and initiate activities that foster sustainable practices.

Lollywood diva, Ushna Shah utilised her platform on Instagram to address the pressing issue of plastic pollution and discuss the importance of finding sustainable solutions. She shared her concerns about the alarming rate at which plastic is consumed by humans and the devastating impact it has on our environment.

As the world continues to grapple with the challenges posed by plastic pollution, it is crucial for individuals, communities, and governments to come together and implement effective strategies for reducing plastic waste. 

Shah, known for her influential voice and activism, emphasized the need for collective action to combat plastic pollution. She stressed the importance of reducing single-use plastics and finding alternatives that are more environmentally friendly. 

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Joining the cause were Pakistani Goodwill Ambassadors Khalid Malik and Sophiya Anjum, who also shed light on the shocking reality of plastic consumption. They emphasized the urgency of addressing this global issue and highlighted the detrimental effects of plastic pollution on ecosystems, wildlife, and human health.

Khalid Malik, renowned for his philanthropic efforts, urged individuals to educate themselves about the impact of plastic on the environment and actively participate in initiatives aimed at reducing plastic waste. He emphasized the power of collective action and the role each person can play in making a positive difference.

Sophiya Anjum, a passionate advocate for environmental sustainability, shared practical tips on how individuals can reduce their plastic footprint. From using reusable bags and water bottles to supporting local businesses that offer eco-friendly alternatives, she encouraged everyone to make conscious choices that prioritize the well-being of the planet.

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WWF Pakistan has been at the forefront of raising awareness and promoting environmental conservation on World Environment Day. This year, they organized a workshop in conjunction with the global theme of the day, focusing on plastic pollution and its impact on our planet.

The workshop aimed to educate participants about the detrimental effects of plastic waste and to inspire them to take action towards reducing plastic consumption in their daily lives. In addition to the workshop, they also organized multiple clean-up drives in different cities across the country to provide a powerful reminder of the importance of responsible waste management.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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