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Pakistan plans to convert Charna Island into a national marine park

11:59 PM | 23 Mar, 2021
Pakistan plans to convert Charna Island into a national marine park

KARACHI – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to turn Charna Island into a national marine park as it stands against the worst environmental threats of all time.

The federal government, which is keen to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change, has decided to grant Charna Island the status of a National Marine Park. The PM’s aide on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam flew this week to visit the island on the premier's directives.

Amin, who has submitted the report to Prime Minister in this regard, is currently in the southwestern region of the country. The special assistant will thoroughly review the situation there and will update Khan after the brief tour.

Charna Island, a small, uninhabited island comprised of 4 kilometers coastline located in the Arabian Sea at the boundary between the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh, has magnificent corals. The abandoned area is currently suffering from severe coral bleaching.

At least 55 species of coral reefs had been found in the Island’s deep waters by Marine Biologist under the Darwin Initiative Project.

Coral are subtle living organisms and coral bleaching that takes occurred due to environmental changes and human intervention turn these organisms completely white. Afterward, it started to starve after bleaching and eventually die.

After Pakistan’s first Marine Protected Area, Astola Island, WWF-Pakistan has also been trying to grant the island into a national marine park.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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