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PM Shehbaz approves Rs10bn for disaster relief as record rains, floods devastate Balochistan

04:29 PM | 28 Aug, 2022
PM Shehbaz approves Rs10bn for disaster relief as record rains, floods devastate Balochistan
Source: PML-N (Twitter)

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced a grant of Rs10 billion for calamity-hit Balochistan as tens of thousands are currently at the mercy of an exceptional monsoon season, which has wreaked havoc across the country.

The premier visited the flood-hit village of Haji Allah Dino in the Jaffarabad District of Balochistan. Addressing the media, PM expressed gratitude to friendly countries for providing aid to help flood-affected people in Pakistan.

PM said the federal government is utilizing all-out resources for helping the distressed people while he also appreciated the efforts of the provincial government for working tirelessly to rescue people.

He also appreciated the role of the Pakistan Army for their services in rescue and relief operations, saying he approached all services chief to discuss the entire situation of floods and related relief activities.

A meeting of the cabinet will decide quick and long-term plans for the rehabilitation of flood-affected people, he said, pledging the incumbent government will not rest until all the affected people return back to their houses safely.

Parts of the country’s mineral-rich region, Balochistan, remain cut off from the rest of the country, with phone services disrupted and prolonged power outages after deadly rains and ensuing floods badly damaged infrastructure.

The region also remains the most inaccessible region for relief agencies as efforts to get supplies to those displaced by the rains and floods continue.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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