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Unesco seeks details of Orange Line train project in Lahore

04:29 PM | 15 Nov, 2015
Unesco seeks details of Orange Line train project in Lahore
LAHORE (Web Desk) - The Unesco has reportedly served a written reminder to the Punjab government to reply its earlier letter seeking details of the Orange Line Metro Train Project, particularly the elevated stretch, passing along the Shalamar Gardens, according to Dawn.

Reports said a Unesco team had also visited the Shalamar Gardens and the ongoing civil works being carried out nearby a few days back.


The Shalamar Gardens and the Lahore Fort fall in the world heritage property list.

The World Heritage Centre (cultural division of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) had received a series of reports expressing concerns over the state of conservation of the Shalamar Gardens due to urban development project (Orange Line) being implemented in Lahore by the Punjab government.

Mechtilf Rossier, the director of World Heritage Centre, Unesco, Paris, had on Oct 29 written a letter to ambassador Ghalib Iqbal, a permanent delegate of Pakistan to Unseco, and directed him to contact the government and send details of the project, the Dawn reported.


He had also sought for halting the construction work in this regard.

“If the project is already continuing, I would like to recommend that the portion of the project in the vicinity of the world heritage property be halted forthwith until the advisory bodies review the submitted relevant information and an evaluation on the proposed metro train project,” the Unesco director demands in the letter.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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