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Pakistan marks Int’l White Cane Safety Day today

09:33 AM | 15 Oct, 2020
Pakistan marks Int’l White Cane Safety Day today

ISLAMABAD - International White Cane Safety Day is being observed in Pakistan today (Thursday) to highlight the achievements and importance of visually impaired people.

The day is marked every year since 1964.

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri have said that facilitating the people with disabilities is the priority of incumbent government. 

In their separate messages on the occasion of White Cane Safety Day, the Speaker said the people with disabilities especially the blind people are capable enough to perform all tasks and become a productive part of society, the Radio Pakistan reported.

He appreciated the role and contribution of blind persons for the welfare of the country.

Asad Qaiser said for the first time in the history of the country, a parliamentary committee to address the issues faced by people with disabilities has been established.

In his message, Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri said this day reminded us to facilitate our blind people in every socio-economic field.

He said the government is striving hard to provide employment to blind people.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 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 - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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