Pakistan joins Chinese project to build research station on moon’s south pole

09:42 PM | 20 Oct, 2023
Pakistan joins Chinese project to build research station on moon’s south pole
Source: Suparco

BEIJING – Pakistan has signed an initial agreement with China to join its club of partners in an ambitious project to establish a research station on the south pole of the moon. 

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, who is visiting China on an official visit, and Chinese Premier Li Qiang jointly witnessed the signing of cooperation agreement in Beijing earlier this week.

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) in a statement said the cooperation between the two neighbouring country would cover areas including the engineering and operational aspects of the Chinese lunar base programme.

China has already inked same cooperation agreements with Russia, Venezuela and South Africa as it eyes to land its astronauts on the moon by 2030.

The China’s ambitious project for lunar base on moon’s south pole coincides with NASA's Artemis programme, which aims to land US astronauts back on the moon in December 2025.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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