FNF workshop highlights climate change reporting crises in Pakistan

04:59 PM | 6 May, 2019
FNF workshop highlights climate change reporting crises in Pakistan
LAHORE – A two-day consultative workshop by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) Pakistan for journalists, public officials, climate change activists and youth concluded at Lahore’s SunFort Hotel yesterday.

The workshop aimed to discuss the challenges of climate reporting in the mainstream and digital media and highlight how increased cooperation between the media and responsible public agencies through an informed reporting can support Clean and Green Pakistan campaign to minimise risks of climate change impacts on Pakistan.

A group of journalists from Punjab and Islamabad participated and contributed their insights to devise the mechanism to end climate change reporting crises.

Shafqat Mallick, Climate Change & Communication Strategist, told the participants that the impacts of climate change are continuously imparting unfavourable traces on various sectors including agriculture, food security, coastal communities and livestock.

Pakistan is currently ranked eighth on the list of countries most vulnerable to climate change, with 10,248 lives lost and $3.8 billion equivalent to 0.5 per cent of the GDP losses. “If the circumstances kept running with this pace, and the government turned blind eyes to this issue, nation would have to face the worst situation in near future,” Mallick warned.

Another Climate Change & Human Rights expert, Aamir Aziz said Pakistan’s high vulnerability to climate change is not a proud moment but a matter of great concern for policymakers, as they have once again failed to realise the gravity of the situation.

Addressing the participants, noted environmentalist Ahmad Rafay Alam said that Pakistan should work on climate change issues on war footing basis as we have already lost too much in terms of foreign funding and climate financing.

He urged the media persons to highlight the issues related to environment and climate change rather than giving prime time to political issues. “It is the high time to create awareness among masses about climate change, water conservation, clean energy, pollution, food security and food safety,” he added.

At the end of the workshop, the attendees were awarded certificates for their contribution to tackling climate change.


Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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