Special aircraft carrying aid from Pakistan for Gaza victims reaches Egypt

07:48 PM | 20 Oct, 2023
Special aircraft carrying aid from Pakistan for Gaza victims reaches Egypt
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CAIRO – A special aircraft carrying 81 tons of humanitarian and medical aid from Pakistan for the brotherly people of Palestine in Gaza arrived at El-Arish International airport, Egypt on Friday. 

Pakistan Ambassador to Egypt Sajid Bilal handed over the aid to Egyptian Red Crescent Society for its onward delivery to Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Gaza.

“Pakistan stands by the people of Palestine at this critical juncture and will continue to provide them with the necessary relief assistance,” the embassy said in a statement.

A day earlier, Pakistan dispatched the first consignment carrying relief assistance for oppressed people of Palestine.

The relief assistance, carrying one thousand winter tents, four thousand blankets and three tons of medicines, will reach Palestine via Egypt.

The assistance, sent by the Pakistan Army and the National Disaster Management Authority, will provide an immediate relief to the affected people of Gaza.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch on Thursday said Pakistan remained deeply concerned about the situation of Palestinian brothers and sisters in Gaza. 

“We strongly condemn the Israeli aggression and blockade, particularly the recent attack on a Gaza hospital. Israel’s actions violate international humanitarian and human rights law. Deliberate attack against civilian targets constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. We call for an immediate ceasefire; an end to the siege of Gaza; and the facilitation of humanitarian corridors for unrestricted relief supplies,” she said during weekly press briefing.

The ministry of health in the besieged region said the death toll in the Gaza Strip has reached 3,785, including at least 1,524 children, while over 12,000 have been injured.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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