CPEC will promote humanitarian development in Pakistan: Saeed Elahi

07:16 PM | 31 Aug, 2016
CPEC will promote humanitarian development in Pakistan: Saeed Elahi
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Red Crescent Society Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi has stated the China Pakistan Economic Corridor will not only help the country prosper but also will also promote humanitarian development in the region.

In an interview with Daily Pakistan at CPEC Summit and Expo in Islamabad, Saeed Elahi said China and Pakistan have always been good partners and true friends.

“Since Chinese premier Zhou Enlai's first visit to Pakistan, the two countries have been gradually establishing a good relationship. The Chinese leaders always attached importance to relations with Pakistan, while Pakistan regards China as the closest partner,” he added.

About CPEC, the Red Crescent chairman said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a vivid example of the growing strategic partnership between the two countries. “CPEC covers various aspects of energy, construction of public facilities, and education, and the great significance of this huge project will benefit multiple areas of Pakistan by improving the locals’ standard of living.”

As chairman of Pakistan Red Crescent, the largest humanitarian aid organisation in the country, Elahi thinks philanthropy in Pakistan will also rapidly develop in the context of CPEC. He said that the Pakistan Red Crescent and the Red Cross Society of China have always been in close cooperation, and now will further strengthen cooperation in the fields of natural and man-made disasters.

Pakistan Red Crescent Society is the largest humanitarian aid agency, which operates under seven provincial branches, and 90 district-level divisions. It is mainly responsible for domestic natural and man-made disasters and quick response to provide assistance.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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