Researchers from Pakistani military included in Punjab's working group for artificial rain

05:06 PM | 27 Nov, 2023
Researchers from Pakistani military included in Punjab's working group for artificial rain
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LAHORE – The Punjab government has established a working group to execute a plan for cloud seeding or artificial rain in Lahore to combat smog. 

Punjab chief secretary chaired a meeting to constituted the working group. The body includes representatives from federal and provincial departments, and research-related military institution.

The Environment Protection Department briefed the meeting on process related to cloud seeding. The participants also reviewed the development regarding installation of smog-reduction tower in the provincial capital. 

Reports said the first trial of cloud seeding was expected in four to six weeks, adding that negotiations for signing of MoU with a UAE-based firm has entered final stages. 

The UAE-based firm will be conduct experiment regarding cloud seeding at different places in the city. Furthermore, a special monitoring cell will be established in the environment department. 

Artificial rain, also known as cloud seeding, is a weather modification technique that aims to stimulate precipitation. A plane is used to introduce different substances into clouds that further stimulate the formation of raindrops.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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