Pakistan PM expresses deep sorrow as earthquake kills 950 in Afghanistan

01:14 PM | 22 Jun, 2022
Pakistan PM expresses deep sorrow as earthquake kills 950 in Afghanistan
Source: PML-N (Twitter)

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in powerful earthquake in Afghanistan.

In a statement, the premier said Pakistan stands with Afghan brothers and sisters in this difficult time, adding that all possible assistance will be provided to the people of the neighbouring country. 

Shehbaz Sharif directed the authorities concerned to assist the affected people in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar in a statement said that the government and people of Pakistan extend deepest condolences and sympathies over the loss of precious lives and damage to property. 

He said that the people of Pakistan stand in strong solidarity with their Afghan brethren in this difficult time.

“We have no doubt that the brotherly Afghan people will overcome the effects of this natural calamity with their characteristic resilience”.

He said Pakistani authorities and institutions are working to extend required assistance to Afghanistan in coordination with their relevant institutions. 

At least 950 people were killed while hundreds of others injured in an earthquake of 6.1 magnitude early Wednesday morning.

The quake struck about 44km from the south-eastern city of Khost.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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