Pakistan to go through Universal Periodic Review in November

Urooj Tarar 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.

Urooj Tarar
Urooj Tarar

Editor - Daily Pakistan Lifestyle.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.5 255.5
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100


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