Shehzad Roy appointed brand ambassador for family planning, population in Pakistan

Roy’s reforms on education continue while his music remains meaningful

09:53 AM | 11 Jan, 2022
Shehzad Roy appointed brand ambassador for family planning, population in Pakistan

KARACHI – Singer-turned activist Shehzad Roy has been appointed as honorary brand ambassador for population and family planning for Pakistan.

Reports in local media said a notification in this regard has been issued. Roy will work with the incumbent authorities to aware people in a country of 220 million where the population growth rate is around 2 percent a year – the third-highest growth rate in the world.

Ministry of Health Services, Regulations and Coordination issued a notification that cited “Reference to the 5th meeting of Federal Task Force on Population headed by honorable President of Pakistan, Mr. Shehzad Roy has been named as honorary brand ambassador for population and family planning.”

The Mukhra crooner was known for his everlasting love songs, but his social works and services in the education sector also remained on the forefront in recent years.

Shahzad also represented Pakistan at the 61st session of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. He received his first Sitar-e-Imtiaz in 2005 for his humanitarian work and excellence in public service and was awarded the third-highest honour and civilian award for the second time in 2018.

The noted singer remained vocal against child abuse and corporal punishment in the country. Roy stresses establishing a strong child protection unit, under which the police and the health, education and social welfare departments should work.

On the other hand, a report of 2020 comprised of official stats claimed that the Pakistani population is growing by over six million a year while rural to urban migration is adding to the burden on major cities.

With an increase, financial insecurity, deteriorating economic conditions, and a rising suicide rate caused by poverty are undoubtedly alarming for the South Asian country.

The population of Pakistan could reach an alarming level of 403 million by 2050, per UN projection and it will be not easy for coming governments to provide employment, water, public transport, and food to so many people in the country when the provision of these basic necessities is a challenge even today.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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