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73 pc Pakistanis believe country heading in wrong direction: IPSOS survey

10:24 AM | 8 Apr, 2021
73 pc Pakistanis believe country heading in wrong direction: IPSOS survey

KARACHI – A recent survey by research company IPSOS Pakistan has revealed that nearly 73 percent of citizens believe that Pakistan is generally headed in the wrong direction.

At least 1,000 people from all over the country participated in the latest survey which was conducted n the third week of March.

Inflation has also become the most troublesome issue for Pakistanis, as two-thirds of survey participants have described the current economic situation as bad with increasing skepticism about any betterment in their conditions.

Nearly 23 percent found nothing wrong in the policies of the PTI government while around 70 percent expressed concern.

The 38 percent of the participants expressed disappointment over any improvement in economic conditions in the next six months while 29 percent viewed the next six months to bring some good news on the economic front. 33 percent maintained their moderate perspective on this.

38 percent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remained disturbed by inflation. In Sindh, 31 percent found inflation as the biggest problem. Similarly, in Punjab 31 pc considered an increase in prices as the biggest problem. In Balochistan, 30 pc were found frustrated with overcharging, while an equal percentage of the people questioned, said they were concerned over unemployment.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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