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PM Shehbaz calls for addressing global health inequities at WEF

04:00 PM | 28 Apr, 2024
PM Shehbaz calls for addressing global health inequities at WEF

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stressed the importance of addressing global disparities in the distribution of vaccines and international cooperation to tackle health challenges.

During his speech at the World Economic Forum in Riyadh, he stressed the need to address the significant imbalances in vaccine distribution worldwide. He cited the inequities in the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines as a prime example of this issue.

PM Shehbaz also highlighted climate change as a pressing global problem that has drastically altered the environment. Although Pakistan contributes minimally to global emissions, it is among the countries most affected by climate change.

He described the severe flooding in Pakistan in 2022, which caused extensive damage to hospitals, schools, agricultural lands, and other infrastructure.

The government invested billions of rupees to rehabilitate affected communities, but securing foreign aid often required taking on costly loans, raising concerns about how developing nations can sustain such burdens.

Regarding healthcare in Pakistan, PM Shehbaz noted that, as Chief Minister of Punjab, he provided quality healthcare to flood-affected regions and effectively managed a Dengue outbreak.

A state-of-the-art liver and kidney hospital was established in Lahore, offering free treatment to those in need.

PM Shehbaz acknowledged the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's role in eradicating polio from Pakistan and praised the government's efforts to vaccinate children, even amid the devastating floods of 2022.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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