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Pope Francis calls for aid for flood-affected people in Pakistan

07:29 PM | 28 Aug, 2022
Pope Francis calls for aid for flood-affected people in Pakistan
Source: @franciscus (Instagram)/social media

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City, urged the international community to help Pakistan as tens of thousands are currently at the mercy of the rainy season, which wreaked havoc across the country.

Pope urged aid during his visit to the city of L’Aquila in central Italy. He appealed for prompt and generous international solidarity and said he was praying for the victims.

Many countries including the UK, US, UAE, Iran, and Turkiye stepped up efforts for the provision of humanitarian aid for the flood-ravaged country.

Islamabad also appealed for further international assistance as devastating rains and floods devastate several regions, leaving thousands homeless.

The death toll in the calamity-hit regions has crossed 1,000 - with 119 killed in the last 24 hours, per reports.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced a grant of 10bn rupees for those in the most affected regions. Every flood-affected family would be given 25,000 rupees.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
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 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
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 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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