Malala's 'immediate ceasefire' call for Israel-Hamas clash leaves netizens outraged

04:53 PM | 11 Oct, 2023
Malala's 'immediate ceasefire' call for Israel-Hamas clash leaves netizens outraged
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In the current climate of intense online debates, where celebrities and prominent figures face both criticism and celebration for their stance on various issues, renowned activist Malala Yousafzai has stepped into the fray, addressing the one-sided "clash" between Israel and Palestine.

Malala's statement on X began with a call for an immediate ceasefire, resonating with her dedication to peace and justice. She reflected on the tragic events of recent days and expressed her deep concern for the children caught in the crossfire. Drawing from her own experiences as a young witness to violence and terrorism, she highlighted the profound impact of conflict on the lives of children, recalling the disturbing memories of mortar shells and the destruction of schools and mosques.

As the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, she continued, emphasizing the universal truth that war knows no boundaries and never spares children. From those abducted from their homes in Israel to those enduring airstrikes and facing dire shortages in Gaza, the suffering knows no partiality. Malala's heart ached for all the children and individuals yearning for peace and justice in the Holy Land.

Unsurprisingly, her statement drew a mixed response from her followers, admirers, fans, and critics. Some lauded her commitment to an "immediate ceasefire," applauding her unwavering dedication to peace. Yet, there were those who felt that her call for both sides to cease aggressive actions did a disservice to the Palestinian cause. They argued that this approach disregarded the substantial power imbalance between Israelis and Palestinians, potentially glossing over the historical injustices and atrocities that have persisted for decades.

Yousafzai's statement, while well-intentioned, exposes the complexities of taking a stance in a deeply polarized conflict, where any word or action can be scrutinized from multiple angles.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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