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UN chief arriving in Pakistan on ‘solidarity visit’ next week

09:39 AM | 31 Aug, 2022
UN chief arriving in Pakistan on ‘solidarity visit’ next week
Source: @antonioguterres (Twitter)

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.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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
 
76.2
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
 
1.94
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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