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"What has been done to them is shameful": Game of Thrones stars condemn treatment of Syrian refugees

03:55 PM | 4 Jul, 2016
GREECE: Game of Thrones stars visited a Syrian refugee camp in Greece to express solidarity with the refugees and call on the world to take more responsibility for their plight.

Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and Liam Cunningham called on EU leaders to do more to help Syrian refugees as they visited the families stranded in Greece.  "The enormity of the loss of humanity that's at stake you know, if we don't do something" Headey said somberly.

Upon meeting a young  Syrian actor at Cherso in northern Greece, Maisie Williams said: “For me it is about the children ... children with so much potential, so many hopes and dreams. Where is the humanity that makes it acceptable for them to languish in refugee camps – in Europe?”

“We now feel like it is our responsibility to take their stories and change the perception of these people,” she added.

She explained that most refugees were like ordinary people and wanted to live in their countries, but could not because they had been torn apart by war, which was primarily driven by the West.

Actor Liam Cunningham said: "There are people in these camps who are oncologists, judges, successful people who have had everything taken away from them."

Cunningham also spoke of the fear felt by Afghan and Syrian fathers. He said: “This is not an earthquake, this is not a tidal wave. This is a man-made crisis: 57,000 stranded in Greece. Refugee camps in Europe? Is this truly the standard EU leaders want to set as the way to respond to the global refugee crisis?”

"Look, Look what you have done," he added, presumably speaking to leaders of major world powers.

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

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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