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ICMPD hosts Journalists Workshop in Lahore to improve reporting on Migration

09:40 AM | 15 May, 2024
ICMPD hosts Journalists Workshop in Lahore to improve reporting on Migration

On 7-8 May 2024, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organised and coordinated a two-day training workshop in Lahore titled "Migration through Media Reporting: Strengthening Knowledge, Access to Information and Tools for Journalists to better report on Migration in Pakistan." This training initiative targeted approximately 25 journalists and media personnel, including influencers, covering newsbeats in the Province of Punjab.

The primary aim of the workshop was to enrich the understanding of journalists regarding migration management and governance in Pakistan. Participants were equipped with essential terminologies, best practices, and specific techniques essential for responsible and ethical journalism in the realm of migration.

 Through practical exercises, case studies, and the presentation of short videos, the training fostered group engagement and encouraged participants to create articles and content focused on migration-related themes, thereby amplifying awareness nationwide.

As a component of the training program, ICMPD's expert provided an overview of the Handbook on Migration Reporting for Journalists (2020), offering valuable support to journalists in generating impartial, fact-based reports. Furthermore, sessions delved into the significance of digital storytelling and its potential to influence audience perceptions regarding the realities and consequences of irregular migration.

Representation from Pakistan’s Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) added depth to the training, allowing participants to grasp the roles of each institution in facilitating legal migration pathways (BEOE) and addressing irregular migration routes and associated consequences (FIA).

This workshop was organised within the framework of the project "Awareness raising and information campaigns on the risks of irregular migration in Pakistan" (PARIM-II), funded by the European Union and co-funded/co-implemented by Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, and Greece. Through collaborative efforts, such initiatives aim to combat irregular migration and promote informed decision-making among potential migrants in Pakistan.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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