Pakistani PM calls UAE President to discuss Climate Change Response after record rains

09:02 AM | 20 Apr, 2024
Pakistani PM calls UAE President to discuss Climate Change Response after record rains
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a telephonic conversation with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and seeks joined Climate Resilience efforts.

The premier dialed UAE officials as the Middle East country saw devastating deluge, leading to damage. 

PM Shehbaz called for joint efforts against climate change, and praised UAE leadership for swift response to recent heavy rains and flooding. 

He further emphasised need for collective action to combat climate change and proposed strengthening collaboration between Pakistan and Gulf nation.

UAE president also appreciated Pakistani PM sentiments and expressed his sympathy for those affected by the rains and flooding in Pakistan.

Two sides also reaffirmed commitment to enhancing bilateral cooperation across various areas.

UAE Rains 

The heaviest rainfall in UAE history resulted in four deaths while the deluge caused significant damage, including flooding roads and disrupting air travel at Dubai International Airport.

Dubai International Airport, one of the busiest airports in world, saw flight cancellations and delays, with approximately 30pc of flights affected. The main road connecting Dubai with Abu Dhabi was partially closed, and there were reports of people trapped in homes in northern areas of the UAE.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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