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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


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
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 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
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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