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China expresses concerns over Kashmir crisis in UNSC meeting

08:45 PM | 16 Aug, 2019
China expresses concerns over Kashmir crisis in UNSC meeting
NEW YORK - The UN Security Council met behind-closed-doors in New York today to take up Pakistan’s request for the 15-member body to deal with the grave situation in occupied Kashmir.

During the meeting, China expressed serious concerns on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, human rights abuses and unilateral actions with regards to the situation.

Though an official word from UNSC is awaited, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the convening of the session confirms that Kashmir is not the internal matter of India; Lodhi said India tried its best to stop the current UNSC session.

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Meanwhile, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that bilateralism on Kashmir is buried as UNSC session attests that it is an international issue concerning international security and peace.

He also congratulated the people of Pakistan for the ongoing developments regarding Kashmir as well as the media coverage in this regard.

New Delhi had abolished the special status of the disputed region through a rush decree a week earlier.

Talking to reporters, the Polish Ambassador Joanna Wronecka, who is the president of the Security Council for the month of August, told that the Council is likely to hold consultations on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

She said the request for consultations was made by China, a permanent member of the Security Council.

Pakistan had called for the Security Council meeting on Monday when Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi delivered a letter to the Security Council President from Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, which contained the meeting request.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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