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Pak Army donates over Rs1b to Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam fund

05:52 PM | 10 Sep, 2018
Pak Army donates over Rs1b to Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam fund
RAWALPINDI - Pakistan Army has donated a staggering Rs 1 billion to the fund opened for the construction of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam.

Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa wrote a letter to the chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday, outlining that the Pakistan Army Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers donated for the national cause.

Letter sent by military chief to CJP Saqib Nisar

Pakistan Army Officers including civilian officers paid out of defence estimate i.e one day pay to the fund.

Moreover, according to the letter, Junior Commissioned Officers/ soldiers and civilians paid one day pay to support the fund opened by the top judge in July.

The military chief detailed that the Pakistan Army's welfare organization has also contributed to the fund, estimating the total donations to over Rs 1 billion, which is being deposited in the account opened for the said purpose.

Earlier, the military chief met the chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar at latter's chamber and discussed the progress on the construction of dams and funds collected in this regard.

Pak Army shall continue to contribute towards nation building as a national institution, the military head conveyed to the top judge.

The military's donation is the biggest contribution by any department to the fund, for which the premier Imran Khan has also ramped up efforts to collect money.

The bank account bearing account No.03-593-299999-001-4 and IBN No. PK06SBPP0035932999990014 was opened after the CJP was briefed about the worsening water crisis in the country which could only be capped by the construction of new dams.

The writer is a civil servant.


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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