NEW YORK – The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is scheduled to travel to Pakistan next week for a solidarity visit as flash floods claimed over 1,100 lives in the South Asian country.
The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric at a briefing in New York said the Secretary General will go to the areas most impacted by the unprecedented climate catastrophe.
The Secretary General will also meet with displaced families.
Foreign Affairs Asim Iftikhar Ahmad while welcoming the visit has said it will contribute in a big way our collective effort to highlight the impact of this disaster. He said this visit by UNSG to further mobilize international assistance.
Earlier, Guterres has announced a flash appeal for $160 million to support Pakistan in rehabilitation of flood-hit people.
The top world body calls for raising funds as torrents of floodwater swept buildings, turning parts of the country into inland seas.
Speaking at an event arranged by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Guterres said the funds will provide 5.2 million people with food, water, sanitation, emergency education, protection, and health support.
The UN Chief further said the world must take collective action against climate change and assist Pakistan in responding to the colossal crisis.
Pakistan’s Planning Minister said the country needs more than $10 billion to repair the damage caused by record rains.
Nearly three months of torrential rains, which is said to be the most destructive monsoon season in a decade, also forced food shortages as one-third of the country is submerged in water. The country is also facing skyrocketing inflation as well as political instability.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 1, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||382.5||386.3|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.39||36.74|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||172.79||174.79|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,500 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 230,500||PKR 2125|
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