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Pakistan observes World Earth Hour

05:40 PM | 28 Mar, 2015
Pakistan observes World Earth Hour
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Pakistan joined other 172 countries to observe the world earth hour by switching off all unnecessary lights during 20:30 to 21:30 PST on Saturday.

The event was arranged on the call of WWF-Pakistan and aimed to preserve the natural environment of the earth.

A candle lighting ceremony was held at Qarshi University  to celebrate Earth Hour in Lahore city. Hamza Ali Abbasi, Saeed Ajmal and Ali Noor, Earth Hour Ambassadors 2015 were present on the occasion. The event was also attended by environment enthusiasts, academia, media persons and general public.

During the hour lights were also switched off at landmark buildings including Badshahi Mosque, Minar-e-Pakistan, State Bank, Lahore Museum, Post Master General Office and GPO Building.

WWF-Pakistan Director General Hammad Naqi Khan urged the whole nation to become part of world's largest campaign.

“Use Your Power to Change Climate Change is the theme for this year’s Earth Hour which gives a strong message to reduce our carbon footprint and mitigate climate change so that the intensity of extreme weathering events can be reduced to a significant level," he said.

Earth Hour received a overwhelming support from the Federal and Provincial Governments as well.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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