US again blocks UN Security Council resolution demanding Gaza ceasefire

09:19 AM | 9 Dec, 2023
US again blocks UN Security Council resolution demanding Gaza ceasefire

WASHINGTON – Amid widening calls for Gaza ceasefire, the US has again vetoed resolution in the United Nations Security Council that demanded permanent halt in attacks.

As millions in war-torn Gaza are in dire need to get aid, and many countries out there are calling for a ceasefire, Washington extended its support to Tel Aviv, and reiterated its call to crush Hamas.

The voting was held after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made startling claims about global threat from the two-month-long war.

The development comes at a time when Jewish forces continued bombardment of Gaza from the air, imposing a siege, and advanced ground assault. Huge areas of the enclave have been razed to a wasteland, and over 80 percent of people have been displaced, and are facing shortages of food, fuel, water and medicine.

Amid no end to fight and end of casualties, Israel continues to pound Gaza from north to south, and the situation causes spiraling humanitarian nightmare. UN chief Antonio Guterres maintained that no place in Gaza was safe for its people, soon before the US vetoed resolution.

The vote left Biden-led administration diplomatically isolated on a 15-member council. Over dozen members voted in favor of UAE backed resolution while Britain abstained.

US deputy ambassador to the UN said Washington does not support resolution calling for an unsustainable ceasefire that will only plant the seeds for the next war. He however maintained that called for pauses in attacks that saw Hamas release some hostages and the humanitarian aid flow increase.

During the last two months, Israel continued bombardment and killed around 17,177 Palestinians, and thousands suffered injuries.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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