Saudi student makes headlines in Canada for giving new hope to child war victims

02:02 PM | 27 Jul, 2016
Saudi student makes headlines in Canada for giving new hope to child war victims
RIYADH - A Saudi student is being applauded by the international community in general and Canada in particular for his latest invention, intended to make the lives of children war victims easier.

The 23 year old Maaz bin Nabil Abu Aisha, who is studying computer and intelligent systems, has designed and made artificial limbs for children who are victims of wars and conflicts.

Owing to his efforts to serve war-affected humanity, many Canadian newspapers are now interviewing the computer genius.

Abu Aisha, who is currently a student at Ontario’s Western University, said that he chose this path to help children who are victims of war. These artificial limbs are expensive because they have to be fabricated in standards specific to each person.

Speaking on the obstacles he faced,Abu Aisha said that along with numerous challenges, handling finances for the project had been extremely difficult. The aspiring genius had to sacrifice his belongings to pursue his ambition.

Nabil who crafted the artificial limbs using 3D printing technology is now being approached by humanitarian organisations to benefit from his innovation, which are needed in a number of war torn territories including Syria.

The writer is a civil servant.


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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