Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu didn't eat at a hotel because PM Nawaz Sharif was also dinning there

06:45 PM | 1 Oct, 2015
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu didn't eat at a hotel because PM Nawaz Sharif was also dinning there
NEW YORK (Web Desk) - Israel cancelled the dinner reservation for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his stay in New York to attend the 70th session of United Nations General Assembly when the authorities learnt that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also going to dine in the same hotel, reported New York Post.

The reservation was cancelled to avoid any possible confrontation between both leaders.

The report further added that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ate dinner at at Serafina Always on Tuesday night and that Netanyahu's team had also got tables booked for Israeli prime minister. They changed the plan due to security concerns.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is leading a 35-member Pakistani delegation at 70th session of UN General Assembly. He spoke to the assembly on September 30 in which he strongly condemned the Israeli occupation on Palestine and called for withdrawal of occupational forces as soon as possible.

It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that both Israel and Pakistan do not have diplomatic relationship since establishment of Israel in 1948.


Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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