Angelina Jolie 'saddened' by Pakistan's decision to expel Afghan refugees

07:32 PM | 13 Nov, 2023
Angelina Jolie 'saddened' by Pakistan's decision to expel Afghan refugees
Source: Instagram

Esteemed actress and dedicated humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, took to her Instagram platform to convey her profound distress and sorrow regarding the large-scale deportation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan. In a deeply empathetic post, Jolie, a steadfast advocate for refugees and human rights, criticized the sudden decision to repatriate vulnerable Afghan families grappling with the harsh realities of survival in today's Afghanistan.

In her Instagram statement, Jolie underscored Pakistan's historical role as a longstanding supporter of Afghan refugee families, expressing regret over the abrupt deportation. This sentiment was particularly poignant given the current dire circumstances in Afghanistan, where women are being stripped of basic rights, access to education is increasingly restricted, individuals are facing incarceration, and a grave humanitarian crisis is unfolding.

"Pakistan has been a steadfast supporter of numerous Afghan refugee families for decades," stated the renowned actor. "I am disheartened by the abrupt repatriation of refugees who are confronted with the insurmountable challenges of surviving in today’s Afghanistan. In this environment, women are once again being deprived of their rights and access to education, many are being unjustly imprisoned, and a profound humanitarian crisis is underway."

Jolie continued, "This incident is yet another illustration of the global regression in human rights and represents a new tragedy in the enduring history of the Afghan people's suffering. They have endured nothing but war, conflict, and displacement for over forty years, only to be abandoned by the world despite the promises made for a better future."

The acclaimed star urged her followers to stay informed and vigilant about the evolving crisis, providing a link in her Instagram bio for access to Afghan reporting.

Pakistani police are reportedly arresting Afghan families in Sindh province as part of the government's crackdown on migrants. Over 250,000 Afghans have left Pakistan recently due to the government's actions, which include rounding up, arresting, and expelling foreign nationals without proper documentation. The government set an October 31 deadline for migrants without legal status to leave voluntarily, affecting mainly Afghans, who constitute the majority of foreigners in Pakistan. Human rights lawyer Moniza Kakar revealed that police in Sindh conduct midnight raids, detaining Afghan families, including women and children.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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