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PM Imran hails 'historic' budget to beat climate change, reverse effects

05:08 PM | 12 Jun, 2021
PM Imran hails 'historic' budget to beat climate change, reverse effects

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday reiterated incumbent government efforts to fight climate change as Rs 14500m have been earmarked for climate change in the next fiscal year budget.

Taking it to his official handle, the premier wrote that the amount which the PTI government had allocated for the fight against climate change is historic. ‘Pakistan doing more than it’s share to fight climate change and thinking about its future generations’, he added.

Pakistan has allocated Rs14500 million in its budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 to fight against climate change as the country ranked fifth on the list of most vulnerable states to climate change in the annual report of Germanwatch.

The amount, Rs 14500 million, which is almost double from the last year depicted the country’s efforts to fight climate change.

Climate change has significantly affected the South Asian country for the last couple of years. The drought in southern areas of Punjab province and many parts of Sindh, the unusual climate in Punjab areas, rising temperatures besides changes in rains and glaciers melting down fast are strong signs of the negative impact of climate change in Pakistan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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