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Pakistan sends 13 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

10:35 AM | 20 Sep, 2021
Pakistan sends 13 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Sunday delivered another consignment of relief goods to Afghanistan amid continued humanitarian assistance to the war-raked country.

Reports in local media cited that at least 17 trucks laden with edibles were handed over to Afghan authorities via the Torkham border by the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI).

The recent tranche of humanitarian aid is under an initiative by the Pakistani government to provide assistance to the neighboring country. The 300 tonnes of edibles include 65 tonnes of sugar, three tonnes of pulses, 190 tonnes of flour, 11 tonnes of cooking oil, and 31 tonnes of rice.

Pakistan's envoy to Kabul Mansoor Ahmad Khan also shared the development on his official handle. “Our Consul General Jalalabad Abidullah received 13 trucks of food items from Pak-Afghan Cooperation Forum for dispatch to different Afghan provinces”, the caption cited.

He also shared a press release from the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul which stated that 13 trucks had arrived in Afghanistan and four others would also be coming through Torkham in the coming days.

Meanwhile, a simple gathering was also organized at the Torkham border that was attended by PACF chairman Habibullah Khan, Afghan representative Mulvi Mubarez besides administrative and security officials.

PACF Chairman speaking at the ceremony termed Afghans as the Muslim brothers and neighbors of Pakistan who have centuries-old relations with them. The 40-year-long war in Afghanistan ruined the economy, agriculture, and administrative infrastructure of the country and the sudden withdrawal of international aid agencies put the entire population at risk, he added.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
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 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
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 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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