Pakistan to dispatch humanitarian relief assistance to Gaza

09:26 PM | 16 Oct, 2023
Pakistan to dispatch humanitarian relief assistance to Gaza
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ISLAMABAD – In view of the human tragedy unfolding in Gaza, the Government of Pakistan has decided to immediately dispatch humanitarian relief assistance to Gaza to alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinian brothers and sisters.

The Foreign Office spokesperson, in a statement on Monday, said that in the wake of indiscriminate Israeli aggression and siege of the Gaza Strip, the already oppressed people of densely-populated Gaza were in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

 “The government is coordinating with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, relevant UN agencies, the Government of Egypt and Pakistan missions abroad to finalize modalities of delivery,” he added.

The World Health Organisation had earlier issued a warning that the Gaza Strip only had "24 hours of water, electricity, and fuel left" before "a real catastrophe" descends upon it. 

Aid convoys have been stranded at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt ever since Israel surrounded Gaza City and started bombing it nonstop in response to a Hamas attack on the city on October 7. 

On October 7, Hamas fighters breached the strongly guarded border of Israel, killing more than 1,400 Israelis and injuring 1,600 others. 

In retaliation, Israel launched a bombing campaign in the Gaza Strip that destroyed entire neighbourhoods and resulted in the death of at least 2,808 people, mostly civilians, and injuring over 10,000 Palestinians. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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