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Joint action needed to tackle food security challenges, says FM Bilawal at New York moot

09:06 AM | 19 May, 2022
Joint action needed to tackle food security challenges, says FM Bilawal at New York moot

NEW YORK – Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has urged the world to join hands for a collaborative action to tackle the challenge of food security posed by Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and conflicts.

He expressed his view while addressing "Global Food Security Call to Action" Ministerial Meeting in New York on Thursday.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pointed out that recent geopolitical developments have aggravated already difficult situation of food security.

He highlighted that Pakistan has the potential not only to meet its domestic food needs but also provide assistance to save people in the region and world from hunger.

He, however, lamented that Pakistan remained unable to exploit its own agricultural and economic potential.

Climate change, Covid pandemic and poverty make Pakistan insecure in food, water and energy, the foreign minister highlighted.

He highlighted that Pakistan is on the front to run advocacy campaign for hunger-stricken people in Afghanistan, adding that the South Asian country also extended humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and Ukraine.

He said hunger has no nationality, poverty does not care for the colour of our skin and climate catastrophe does not recognize ethnicity, Radio Pakistan reported.

Highlighting intensity of climate crisis, the foreign minister said climate change has an ever increasing direct threat to food security across the globe.

Pakistan’s agriculture and food security is at risk due to acute shortage of water, he said as the United Nations has listed Pakistan among 23 drought-hit countries in the world. 

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

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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