Pakistan to go through Universal Periodic Review in November

08:10 PM | 20 Sep, 2017
Pakistan to go through Universal Periodic Review in November
Islamabad - UNIC hosted the first public briefing session on the Universal Periodic Review and the treaty bodies, on Wednesday.

Ms. Christine Chung, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights in Geneva, gave a briefing on the Universal Periodic Review at the UN Information Center (UNIC) in Islamabad.

While conversing with the parliamentarians, government, media and civil society delegates and college understudies, Ms Chung explained that the Universal Periodic Review is a one of a kind inter-governmental mechanism of the Human Rights Council intended to improve the human rights situation in the 193 United Nations Member States.

Under this mechanism, the human rights circumstances of all UN Member States is reviewed at regular intervals of 4.5 years. Pakistan is among the 42 member states which are being reviewed in 2017.

Apart from explaining the Universal Periodic Review Ms. Chung also shared very useful information on how civil society and commoners can contribute to the reviews of the Universal Periodic Review and other treaty bodies.

After the briefing, parliamentarians, university students and human rights activists interacted with Ms. Chung about the human rights issues, state’s responsibilities and obligations that need to be fulfilled to guarantee effective protection of human rights.

As part of the 3rd cycle of the Universal Periodic Review, Pakistan has submitted its report that will be part of the review on 13th November. Pakistan went through the Universal Periodic Review in 2008 and 2012, respectively.

Even before the review, UN and International bodies have showed concerns over the counter-terrorism and law enforcement abuses, attacks on minorities and sectarian violence, condition of religious minorities, lack of freedom of expression and censorship, situation in Baluchistan, situation of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, attacks on health workers, gender violence, children rights and death penalty in Pakistan.

Editor - Daily Pakistan Lifestyle.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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