The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen shut down the country's entry points a week ago, after a missile attack was fired by Houthis at Riyadh. The missile was intercepted near the capital of the country.
After the blockade by the Saudi-led coalition, the UN has warned that already catastrophic humanitarian crisis in Yemen was worsening each day as the country 90% depends on exports for daily necessities.
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the UN Abdallah al-Mouallimi told reporters in New York on Monday that ports in government-controlled areas such as Aden, Mukalla and Mocha will be reopened. However, Saudi Arabia demanded more rigorous checks at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, which is being controlled by the rebels.
"The humanitarian impact of what is happening here right now is unimaginable," Mr. McGoldrick told reporters.
"I don't think discussions (on new inspections) should hamper the port remaining open", he added.
"The humanitarian aspect of this is something we need to address immediately because we can't have those ports closed or those airports closed while we wait for discussions on new (inspection) mandates to go ahead."
McGoldrick emphasized on the fact that UN aid was the main lifeline for most of Yemen's population, seven million of whom are at risk of famine. He underscored that a UN verification and inspection mechanism is already in place and could work with the Saudi-led coalition on implementing strict procedure but Saudia has to open the port.
The blockade "is complicating what is already a catastrophic situation", McGoldrick said.
Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to push back the Houthi rebels who control the capital Sanaa, and restore the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to power.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 25, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||309||312|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||29.52||29.87|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||148.33||149.53|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs189,650 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs162,600.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs149,250 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 172,300.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Karachi||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Islamabad||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Peshawar||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Quetta||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Sialkot||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Attock||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Gujranwala||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Jehlum||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Multan||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Gujrat||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Nawabshah||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Chakwal||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Hyderabad||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Nowshehra||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Sargodha||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Faisalabad||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|
|Mirpur||PKR 189,650||PKR 2,060|