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Pakistani mangoes set to enter Australian market: Razak Dawood

03:29 PM | 26 May, 2021
Pakistani mangoes set to enter Australian market: Razak Dawood

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has managed to enter the Australian mango market after two mango treatment facilities in the South Asian country have been approved for export of Mangoes, PM’s aide Razak Dawood said Tuesday.

Adviser to Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment shared a series of tweets about the development. ‘Two mango treatment facilities in Pakistan, Mustafa Farm, and IAC, have been approved by Australian authorities for export of mangoes from Pakistan’, a tweet reads.

In another tweet, Dawood felicitated the two companies for the achievement and also hailed the facilitation provided by Consul General at Sydney.

A senior official of IAC while speaking with an English newspaper said ‘it is good news, however, we need to promote our product to make its place in the global market’. Adding that, Australia grew its own mangoes but its weather conditions were opposite as compared to Pakistan. Thus, when we have mango season, which comes in summer, it is winter in Australia’.

The contrasting climate helped us availing the opportunity to increase our mango exports and earn foreign exchange for the country.

Meanwhile, the Consul General of Pakistan Sydney commenting on the matter said that the fresh mangoes from south Asian country are permitted for import into Australia subject to the condition that the mangoes must undergo pre-export hot water dipping treatment or irradiation treatment in one of the approved facilities.

Let it be known that country’s mango exports to Australia have increased from 2 tonnes in 2013 to 79 tonnes in 2019, increasing Pakistan’s share in imports from 0.2 percent in 2013 to 8.7 percent in 2019.

Last year, the Australian ambassador shared his photos eating Pakistani mangoes in a pure desi style to truly enjoy the sweet edible stone fruit. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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