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PM Shehbaz briefs foreign envoys on flood situation as Pakistan death toll reaches 937

01:36 PM | 26 Aug, 2022
PM Shehbaz briefs foreign envoys on flood situation as Pakistan death toll reaches 937
Source: PM House

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday briefed ambassadors, high commissioners and senior members of diplomatic corps to sensitize them about ‘scale of human tragedy’ as flooding claimed over 900 lives across Pakistan since mid-June.

The National Disaster Management Authority in its latest update said that 73 people were killed due to rain-related incidents in last 24 hours, taking death toll to 937. It said that 343 children and 198 women are among those killed since the beginning of the monsoon season in the South Asia country.

Pakistan’s southern Sindh and southwestern Balochistan provinces are the worst-affected regions where the international community has already launched relief efforts in cooperation with the local authorities.

“As part of efforts to mobilize all resources, I met Islamabad-based ambassadors, high commissioners & senior members of diplomatic corps today to sensitize them about scale of human tragedy. EAD & NDMA briefed the meeting about the current status of the challenge & response,” PM Shehbaz Sharif said on Twitter.

The prime minister said ongoing rain spell has caused devastation across the country and losses are comparable to flash floods of 2010.

He expressed the commitment to build back the flood-affected areas with the support of international community. He expressed his gratitude to international community for their sympathies, condolences and pledges of support.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

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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