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Pakistani volunteer network wins Commonwealth Innovation Award 2023

10:45 PM | 17 Dec, 2023
Commonwealth Innovation Award for Sustainable Development 2023
Source: Commonwealth Innovation Award for Sustainable Development 2023

Pakistani volunteer network "MilKar” has won the Commonwealth Innovation Award for Sustainable Development 2023. 

Recognising MilKar as one of the 15 exceptional innovations from over 3,000 nominations across 56 Commonwealth countries, Commonwealth Secretary General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC presented the biennial award. 

The selection process for the award spanned several months and involved over 70 jury members.

The Commonwealth Innovation Awards acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of innovators in the public, private, and NGO sectors working on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Each award category aligns with the five pillars of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership.

MilKar's is designed as an “uber”-like platform that connects volunteers with social projects and reimagines development challenges into volunteering opportunities. 

By mobilising, connecting, and enabling the community to take ownership of projects, it rewrites the fundamental challenge of development initiatives: sustainably. 

In the past three years, Milkar has become Pakistan’s largest independent youth volunteer platform. The network has grown to over 12,317 volunteers and 261 NGOs registered on Milkar, who have worked on 566 community service projects impacting 2.9 million people. 

MilKar led the initiative with the government to convert student volunteering hours into academic credit across several universities in Pakistan. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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