Pakistani student’s documentary bags top prize at global storytelling festival

03:31 PM | 11 Apr, 2021
Pakistani student’s documentary bags top prize at global storytelling festival

KARACHI – Hooria Amiri, a 17-year-old Pakistani orator, has bagged the first prize with her documentary related to Neglected tropical diseases in Global Youth NTD Storytelling Festival.

Amiri's short documentary about Hyderabad has been shortlisted by an international organization.

The short film featured the dilapidated sanitation system of Hyderabad which sparked numerous epidemics such as Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid in Sindh.

The young filmmaker was also awarded $2500 as first prize money besides an offer of a scholarship from the international organization.

This competition was attended by nearly 400 participants from 37 different countries, including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, and some european countries.

Neglected tropical diseases affect at least 1.7 billion people globally whereas over a billion of those people are minors. The effects of these diseases are devastating including cognitive and physical impairments.

The little speaker has done her part by highlighting the problems while the citizens are still waiting for the provincial government to look into the matter.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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