USAID hosts Iftar dinner in Lahore 

01:10 PM | 7 Apr, 2023
USAID hosts Iftar dinner in Lahore 

LAHORE — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted an Iftar dinner in Lahore today where Mission Director Reed Aeschliman highlighted the long-standing US-Pakistan relationship across a variety of sectors. 

Deputy Mission Director Yohannes Araya and Consul General William Makaneole joined him at the Iftar, which was attended by more than 80 prominent guests from the public and private sectors, academia, and civil society.

“Our countries have been strong partners for over 75 years.  Our two nations have substantial shared interests and values, which is reflected in our wide-ranging partnership,” stated Mission Director Aeschliman in his welcome remarks. “We are meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow with inclusive and locally-led strategies and activities.”

Mission Director Aeschliman also highlighted the U.S.-Pakistan Green Alliance -- a framework that addresses shared challenges related to agriculture, energy, water, and other environmental issues.  The Green Alliance will strengthen climate resilience and foster inclusive economic growth.  Aeschliman closed his remarks by thanking the guests for their consistent and strong support for USAID initiatives.

US Consul General Lahore William K. Makaneole stated, “The United States enjoys a long-standing partnership with the people of Punjab across a variety of sectors. I look forward to fostering the partnership between the United States and Punjab Province in the coming years.” 

At the Iftar dinner, USAID and US Consulate leadership and the guests engaged in candid discussions on development challenges and opportunities in Punjab. USAID resumed the annual tradition of hosting an Iftar in Lahore, after several years without Iftars due to COVID-19.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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