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CM Maryam approves ‘Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card’

11:25 AM | 29 Mar, 2024
CM Maryam approves ‘Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card’

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz approved the “Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card” in the province.

It was approved during a special meeting on agricultural reforms chaired by the chief minister on Friday.

During the meeting, the chief minister was briefed that farmers would be provided with 24,800 of the latest agricultural machinery at a cost of 7 billion rupees over two years.

Furthermore, Maryam Nawaz, while granting approval for Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card, expressed hope that farmers would benefit from genuine fertilizers and medicines, and in the first phase, a model agricultural center would be established in each district.

According to the announcements, 500,000 small farmers will be given loans of 150 billion rupees on easy terms within a year, loans of 30,000 rupees per acre will be provided for the purchase of quality seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides, and amendments will be made in the Act to prevent the sale of fake agricultural fertilizers and pesticides.

It was also revealed in the ongoing announcements that various types of subsidies would be provided through the Nawaz Sharif Kisan Card, model agricultural centers would be established across Punjab through private sector participation, and facilities for research on genomics, germplasm resources, speed breeding, and climate change would be available at the centers.

Punjab Seed Corporation and Punjab Agriculture Research Board were also established. Additionally, a decision was made to establish a research center worth Rs2 billion in Faisalabad with the cooperation of China.

The meeting also instructed the Agriculture Culture Department to compile comprehensive data on seasonal production and demand, while approval was given to establish centers of excellence for research and development on cotton, wheat, and rice crops.

A review was conducted during the session to propose legislation to prevent agricultural land from being used for residential purposes, and the Agricultural Extension Wing was agreed to be modernized with new technology, along with the recruitment of 500 agricultural graduates.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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