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Pakistan launches cash relief programme as death toll from rains reaches 674

10:49 AM | 20 Aug, 2022
Pakistan launches cash relief programme as death toll from rains reaches 674
Source: Radio Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced as cash relief programme for families hit by recent flash floods and rains across Pakistan.

The announcement comes as death toll from monsoon downpours surged to 674 while over 1,100 people have sustained injuries in different incidents.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Balochistan is the worst-hit province with 202 rain-related casualties. Sindh has reported 149 deaths, Punjab 144, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 135, Azad Kashmir 34, Gilgit-Baltistan nine, and Islamabad has recorded one death.

The federal government has started immediate distribution of cash relief worth Rs25,000 per family in affected areas.

In the first phase, the distributioin started on Friday among flood affectees of Balochistan including Jhal  Magsi, Khuzdar, Qilla Abdullah which remained worst hit by rains and floods.

Addressing a ceremony, the prime minister said all relevant institutions along with international partners are working day in and day out to provide relief to the flood affected people.                                               

He said started in Balochistan on Friday, a total of Rs37 billion will be distributed through Benazir Income Support Program among flood affectees across the country.

The premier said following this immediate cash assistance, damage assessment in flood hit areas will be made with the help of provincial governments and international partners.                          

He said this is a chance for us all to move beyond politics and help our brothers and sisters in need.  

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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