UK parliament to confer inaugural Speaker's Democracy Award on Marvi Memon

11:18 PM | 30 Mar, 2017
UK parliament to confer inaugural Speaker's Democracy Award on Marvi Memon
Inaugural Speakers Democracy Award has been conferred on lawmaker of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Marvi Memon on Thursday by the United Kingdom House of Commons.

Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP announced the recognition in a session convened today.

Memon, who is the chairperson of BISP, has helped about 5.3 million women in Pakistan by providing them with a stipend for necessities such as food, clothes, health and education, according to John Bercow’s statement.

“[Memon’s work] has done a great deal in terms of combating poverty and child malnutrition in rural areas. Not only this, the programme also facilitates the participation of women in Pakistani electoral politics by encouraging them to obtain ID cards which allow them to vote,” reads the statement.

Speaking about the award, John Bercow said that the award endeavours to celebrate the achievements of those individuals who promote democracy. “The intention of this award is to allow this House to recognise and celebrate individuals who have championed democracy, or brought about social change in an emerging democracy,” the statement said.

The MNA will be conferred with the award at a later date, according to the statement.

Responding to the news, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader thanked Minister of Finance, Prime Minister and President for their “unflinching support”.

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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