Innovative Solutions to combat Climate Change Earns Youth Prestigious SDGs Award

02:15 PM | 15 Sep, 2023
Innovative Solutions to combat Climate Change Earns Youth Prestigious SDGs Award

In a resounding celebration of youth-driven climate action, the SDGs Academy recently held an awards ceremony that brought together bright minds from schools and colleges across Pakistan and Gilgit Baltistan dedicated to addressing Pakistan's environmental challenges. 

This event, a collaborative effort between the United Nations Development Programme, COMSATS University, and the International Human Rights Commission, highlighted innovative solutions at the forefront of climate change mitigation. With an aim to inspire these bright minds to envision and craft ingenious strategies for a greener, cleaner nation.

Among these bright minds, Aneeqa Bashir's exceptional dedication to preserving Pakistan's green heritage stood out. Aneeqa's mission involved meticulously documenting and safeguarding the legacy of 50- and 100-year-old trees by designating them as national green heritage sites. Her tireless efforts extended to managing informative websites such as and, aimed at raising awareness about the importance of preserving green heritage.

Looking ahead, Aneeqa's upcoming project addresses pressing issues of water waste management and pollution. Collaborating with a local bank, she is poised to make a meaningful impact on safeguarding the nation's water resources.

Recent findings from the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), produced by a University of Chicago-affiliated agency, are deeply concerning. The report reveals that a staggering 98% of Pakistan's population is exposed to hazardous particulate pollution, making it the second leading cause of death after heart disease. The dire health consequences, including a heightened risk of throat and lung cancer, underscore the urgency of addressing environmental issues.

The world is grappling with the devastating consequences of climate change, a reality made all too evident by Pakistan's recent encounters with severe floods and deadly heatwaves. Faced with this growing crisis, various stakeholders, including government entities, the private sector, and non-profit organizations, are mobilizing their resources to confront environmental issues head-on.

Experts emphasize that the time for global action on climate change is long overdue. Dated transportation systems, industrial and agricultural pollution, unchecked urban expansion on fertile lands, and deforestation for commercial and residential projects are collectively wreaking havoc on the environment.

Pakistan, facing limited healthcare resources, grapples with the escalating health consequences of climate change and environmental degradation. Nevertheless, the recognition of young environmental activists like Aneeqa Bashir serves as a beacon of hope in the ongoing battle to protect our environment and ensure a healthier future for all.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on October 4, 2023

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 October 4, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.5 286.45
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.7 79.5
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.45 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 180.2 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 766 774
Canadian Dollar CAD 210 212
China Yuan CNY 39.62 40.02
Danish Krone DKK 40.55 40.95
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.74 37.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 931.36 940.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.27 61.87
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.55 173.55
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.92 27.22
Omani Riyal OMR 748.35 756.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 79.03 79.73
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 26.34 26.64
Swiss Franc CHF 313.85 316.35
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – October 4, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 201,100 on Wednesday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 172,410.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 4 October 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Karachi PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Islamabad PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Peshawar PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Quetta PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Sialkot PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Attock PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Gujranwala PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Jehlum PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Multan PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Bahawalpur PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Gujrat PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Nawabshah PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Chakwal PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Hyderabad PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Nowshehra PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Sargodha PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Faisalabad PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Mirpur PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300


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