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Pakistan to send medical supplies to war-torn Palestine

10:03 PM | 20 Oct, 2023
Pakistan to send medical supplies to war-torn Palestine
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After the Pakistani Ministry of Health successfully obtained permission, Pakistani officials made the decision to send critical medical aid to the Palestinians suffering from Israel's unrelenting bombing.

According to media reports, Ministry of National Health Services in Pakistan has arranged lifesaving medicines, surgical kits, and other essential medicines for the war-affected individuals in Palestine.

In order to ensure a smooth delivery of these lifesaving medicines to the Palestinian territories, the Ministry of Health will deliver the cargo of medical aid to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Pakistan. 

The NDMA will then transport the cargo to Red Cross International. However, the decision to send a Pakistani medical delegation to Palestine has not yet been made by the Ministry of Health.

Earlier, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch announced during the weekly news briefing on Thursday that a chartered aircraft carrying 100 tonnes of necessary medical supplies, tents, and blankets will travel from Islamabad for Egypt this afternoon.

These supplies would be sent to the people of Gaza from Egypt, she added.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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