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Umpire Aleem Dar contributes $10,000 to Pakistan's dams fund

06:54 PM | 9 Sep, 2018
Umpire Aleem Dar contributes $10,000 to Pakistan's dams fund
LAHORE - Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar has announced that he will donate $10,000 for the construction of mega dams in the country, which faces severe water crisis.

“I have decided to contribute $10,000 for the dams fund initiative,” he said in a video message.

The 50-year-old is amongst International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Elite Panel of Umpires and holds the world record for supervising 350 international cricket matches.

Dar, whose career in cricket spans 18 years, also appreciated the efforts put in by the country’s top judge and the PTI government. “I appreciate the efforts put in by Chief Justice of Pakistan [Mian Saqib Nisar] and government of Pakistan to construct dams in Pakistan,” he said.



“This initiative is going to be a serve as a great benefit for us and our coming generations in the future,” he added and requested fellow Pakistanis, including those living abroad, to come forward and contribute funds generously for this cause.

Dar’s donation follows an appeal by Prime Minister Imran Khan to all the Pakistanis, especially those living overseas, to generously contribute to building new dams.

In a brief pre-recorded address to the nation, Prime Minister Imran described the ongoing water crisis as the biggest challenge confronting the country. He warned that if new water reservoirs were not built within seven years, the country would be facing a drought-like situation.

The initiative was originally kick-started by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar who donated Rs1 million for the two dams and urged all institutions and individuals to play their due role for the construction of the dams in the country.

The country’s Supreme Court had directed authorities to immediately start construction of the two dams and appealed to the people, including overseas Pakistanis, to make a contribution for executing the projects.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
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 58.6 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 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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