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The most generous countries in the world: Where does Pakistan rank?

01:21 PM | 26 Oct, 2016
The most generous countries in the world: Where does Pakistan rank?
NEW YORK -A leading study on global generosity, CAF World Giving Index has rolled out the list of most generous countries around the world and Pakistan has been ranked at 92 in the list.

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Pakistan, that is socially termed as the most generous country in the world falls at 92nd slot in the index up from 94th rank last year however, Pakistan managed to grab 8th slot in the category of helping strangers.

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What seems interesting is Iraq's top position in world's generous country to strangers in 2016. The war-torn region rising as the most generous country has raised the eye brows of think tanks as to how war effects spirit of the masses.

Eighty-one percent of Iraqi respondents reported helping someone they didn't know in the month before the study was conducted.

Myanmar is ranked at the top of the index, which combines a variety of "behaviors," including the proportion of the population that gives to charities, helps strangers and volunteers time for charitable causes.

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Part of this owes to the religious dominance of Buddhist tradition of alms-giving and Islamic customs of giving.

For wealthy Europe, United Kingdom topped the list for being generous  followed by Ireland and the Netherlands.

The study also revealed that men lead women when it comes to engaging in volunteering or helping a stranger but the gap is not much wider.

The writer is a civil servant.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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