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Pakistan abstains on UNGA vote demanding Russia to pay reparations to Ukraine

12:52 PM | 15 Nov, 2022
Pakistan abstains on UNGA vote demanding Russia to pay reparations to Ukraine
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UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution calling for the Kremlin to be held accountable for violations of international law and seeking a remedy mechanism for damages caused by its invasion of Ukraine.

Reports in media said at least 94 nations voted in favor of the resolution while Pakistan abstained during the voting with other 73 countries which decided against voting.

Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, in its explanation of the vote after the draft, said it would be unprecedented to establish the proposed mechanism that is neither managed by nor accountable to any of the UN's principal organs.

He maintained that double standards in the application of international law were counter-productive.

Moscow’s veto in the Security Council had blocked members from taking any action since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

Pakistan earlier decided not to take sides on the war issue because the South Asian nation wants a peaceful and negotiated settlement while pressure mounts on Islamabad to vote against Russia.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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