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Govt committed to conduct population, housing census: Ishaq Dar

01:36 AM | 26 Jul, 2016
Govt committed to conduct population, housing census: Ishaq Dar
ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says the government is dedicated to conducting the long-awaited population and housing census in the country as early as possible, after a decades-long delay spanning multiple governments, both civilian and military.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday, he said fourteen billion rupees would be spent on the census by the government, in addition to the funds provided by the United Nations Population Fund for the purpose.

Ishaq Dar said that resources had already been allocated for the census but the necessary army strength required for the task was not available on the proposed dates due to the military's commitments in Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

He said that Pakistan's economic indicators were improving and foreign exchange reserves had substantially increased.

Ishaq Dar said the operation of the Stock Exchange had shown considerable improvement and emerged as the best market in the region.

He said foreign remittances had increased from thirteen point nine billion to nineteen point nine billion dollars during last three years.

Ishaq Dar said foreign exchange reserves had surpassed the $ 23 billion dollar mark.



PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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