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IMF, World Bank heads express sympathies as PM Shehbaz highlights flood devastation on UNGA sidelines

10:51 AM | 22 Sep, 2022
IMF, World Bank heads express sympathies as PM Shehbaz highlights flood devastation on UNGA sidelines
Source: Prime Minister\'s Office (Twitter)

NEW YORK – IMF Managing Director Karistalina Georgieva and World Bank Group President David Malpass have expressed sympathies as Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif utilized sideline meetings of the UNGA to put the spotlight on devastating floods in Pakistan.

The top financial institution's officials pledged commitment to support the flood-hit nation for rehabilitation and reconstruction of infrastructure.

The premier departed for New York to represent Pakistan at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and will address the session, where his speech will focus on challenges faced by South Asian country in wake of the catastrophic floods that wreak havoc across the country.

IMF Managing Director Karistalina Gerogieva expressed her deep sympathy over the devastation caused by the floods during meeting with PM Shehbaz. Gerogieva called meeting with PM Shehbaz constructive, saying IMF will continue to support Pakistan under the current program to help ease the pain of the people.

In his meeting with World Bank Group President David R. Malpass, the two sides shed light on to strengthen country’s infrastructure, agriculture, rural and urban development, social service, as well as economic growth.

PM commended World Bank’s partnership with Islamabad and apprised him of the government’s steps to introduce economic policies focused on strengthening the economy, price stability and maintaining the sustainability of the external and fiscal sectors.

Reports claimed that the premier also called for additional investment and financial resources from the world to mitigate the devastating impact of climate change.

He also expressed the World Bank Group’s readiness to support Pakistan in its reconstruction and rehabilitation endeavors and committed to repurposing $850 million immediately to help Pakistan with its flood relief efforts.

The two sides also agreed to continue working together to strengthen governance and service delivery in Pakistan through institutional reforms.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 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 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
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 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
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 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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