UN chief Guterres calls for full respect to human rights in Occupied Kashmir

09:36 PM | 16 Feb, 2020
UN chief Guterres calls for full respect to human rights in Occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres Sunday reiterated that there was absolute need for the protection of human rights in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

During a question and answer session in a talk on ‘Sustainable Development and Climate Change’ the UN global body chief responded that he was expressing clearly that there was absolute need for protection of the human rights in the disputed Kashmir valley and elsewhere in the world.

He said the UN had expressed its strong commitment that human rights must be respected everywhere in the world.

Guterres once again extended his willingness to facilitate dialogue between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir dispute.

He said that he had already made these offers in the past as he was strongly advocating for dialogue between the two neighbours.

The UN secretary general also referred to the UN human rights commission’s role in this regard.

The Indian government had clamped indefinite curfew in the occupied valley by blocking communication means and free movement after stripping its special status through controversial, illegal and unilateral legislation.

To another question about water dispute between India and Pakistan, Guterres maintained that the World Bank was involved in the case.

He said both the countries had a water agreement and through effective cooperation and dialogue issues could be overcome. The UN chief said water must be an instrument for peace and development.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency


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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