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PM Shehbaz distributes relief package among KP rain victims

09:23 PM | 6 Mar, 2024
PM Shehbaz distributes relief package among KP rain victims

PESHAWAR – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, on Wednesday, distributed a substantial financial aid package among the victims of the recent torrential rains and flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 
On behalf of the federal government, he provided a cheque of Rs 2 million to the families of each deceased individual and Rs 500,000 to each injured person affected by the recent calamity across various districts of the province, including merged tribal districts.
The distribution ceremony took place at the Governor House during the prime minister’s inaugural visit to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after assuming office. Alongside various dignitaries, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali, Members of the National Assembly such as Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Engr Amir Muqam, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Attaullah Tarar, PML-N Leader Ishaq Dar, former KP Governor Engr Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, senators, members of the provincial assemblies, Chairman of NDMA Lt Gen Inam Haider Malik, IGP KP Akhtar Hayat Gandapur, and relatives of the rain victims, were present.
The recent torrential rains and floods led to the loss of 40 lives, including 27 children, with 62 individuals injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The prime minister directed relevant authorities to assess all damaged and partially damaged houses within five days and complete the compensation process by March 11. 
He emphasized the utilization of helicopters for officials’ transportation to expedite the assessment process in remote areas.
Shehbaz Sharif announced Rs 700,000 for the repair of each destroyed house and Rs 300,000 for each partially damaged house. He underscored that financial compensation couldn’t replace a human life but aimed to provide economic relief to affected families for maintaining dignity in society. He referenced the importance of patience in challenging times, as emphasized by the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
The prime minister highlighted the vulnerability of Pakistan to climate change and pledged full support to the victims’ families, mentioning KP as the most affected province by recent rains and floods. He praised the efforts of NDMA, PDMA, police, and district administrations and assured continued federal assistance for complete rehabilitation.
Expressing solidarity with the victims, Shehbaz Sharif stressed the need for a comprehensive strategy to combat climate change and advocated for enhanced coordination among relevant authorities for efficient humanitarian assistance during natural disasters.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
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
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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