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Facebook-parent company Meta donates Rs 125 million to Pakistan flood relief efforts

Web Desk 08:24 PM | 14 Sep, 2022
Facebook-parent company Meta donates Rs 125 million to Pakistan flood relief efforts

US Tech giant Meta Platforms has announced it will be donating Rs 125 million to support relief efforts after severe flooding in Pakistan.

Facebook's parent company announced donations as millions of people have been affected by the deadly floods in Pakistan with one-third of the country submerged.

In a press release, the company said the funds, which will be given to Unicef, HANDS, and Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), will support emergency aid, food, water, sanitation and help children get back to school.

Pakistan is going through one of the worst natural disasters we have seen to date. Millions of people are affected and the entire nation is rallying to support them during this difficult time, Meta’s Director for Emerging Markets for the Asia Pacific region Jordi Fornies said.

Our thoughts are with these communities and families as they try to recover, the press release said, adding safety check feature was activated on Facebook while a crisis page was set up so people could ask for and offer help using the ‘community help feature’.

Meta’s ‘Data for Good’ platform has also activated its disaster maps programme and is providing information to regional response partners.

It further added that communities across various Meta-owned platforms have raised more than a million dollars for non-profits supporting flood relief efforts while further avenues are explored to facilitate not just families in the devastated regions but also supporting NGOs and other causes in their efforts.

Earlier, leading search engine Google launched a global appeal, asking its billions of users across the globe to donate for flood relief efforts in Pakistan.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 264 266
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100

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