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Pakistan contributes below 1 per cent to global emissions: Zabardast Khan Bangash

02:45 PM | 18 Aug, 2018
Pakistan contributes below 1 per cent to global emissions: Zabardast Khan Bangash
ISLAMABAD - Senior environmentalist Zabardast Khan Bangash said Pakistan is contributing only 0.8 per cent to the global emissions contributing to climate change.

Addressing a seminar on “Climate change a global emerging issue and its implications for Pakistan” Bangash deliberated upon various factors playing role in grief environmental effects that started taking place after the World War II.

He said the earth has undergone blatant violations of fact-finding nature which ultimately resulted into serious repercussions jeopardizing human existence in the universe. “Every living being and things associated with it including infrastructure and others are at stake in the contemporary degrading environmental regime”, he added.

“If earth loses oxygen for five seconds then all concrete buildings would turn into dust”, he remarked while explaining the vulnerability of the human ecological system.

Bangash believed that it is high time for the country to develop disaster preparedness oriented policies, indigenous solutions for local problems, extensive research on the environment rather focusing on futile endeavors.

He said the biggest polluters of the world were USA and China as contributing 23 per cent and 18 percent to the total worldwide pollution respectively with a total of 45 per cent only by G8 nations.

“The energy trapped by man-made global warming pollution is now equivalent to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bomb per day 365 days per year”, he added.

He said according to German fact-finding of 2014, Pakistan is at number seven of Climate Risk Index, hence determining its ecological susceptibility. There is an urgent need, he said, to strengthen the national institutions and key players for environment conservation.

The government should also sensitize farmers and individuals belonging to all walks of life about the crucial impacts of climate change on the regional environment, he added.

The seminar was organized with the collaboration of Human Resource Development Network (HRDN) and Brac Pakistan.

Brac Pakistan representative, Muhammad Saeed said climatic changes are not only affecting underdeveloped countries rather developed one as well.

He said his NGO has signed 10 memorandums of understandings (MoUs) with various international NGOs and other INGOs for bilateral cooperation on initiatives to develop a sustainable healthy environment in the region.

He said that his organization has planned to develop schools facilitating 25 million communities and would sensitize associated communities about global warming and climate change.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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