Major breakthrough as Norway, Ireland and Spain decide to recognise Palestinian state

01:30 PM | 22 May, 2024
Major breakthrough as Norway, Ireland and Spain decide to recognise Palestinian state
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In a major development, Norway, Ireland and Spain have decided to formally recognise Palestine as a state next week for the sake of “peace in the Middle East”.

Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store, in a statement, on Wednesday said that the recognition would take place as of May 28, adding that the two-state solution would be in best interest of Israel.

 “There cannot be peace in the Middle East if there is no recognition,” he said.

Shortly after Norwegian premier’s  announcement, Ireland’s PM Simon Harris said his country would also recognise a Palestinian state.

“Today, Ireland, Norway, and Spain are announcing that we recognise the state of Palestine,” he told media at a news conference. “Each of us will now undertake whatever national steps are necessary to give effect to that decision.”

“I’m confident that further countries will join us in taking this important step in the coming weeks,” Harris said.

The move will take the number of total countries, who have recognised Palestinian state, to 143 out of total 173.

Meawhile, Israel has called back its ambassadors from Ireland and Norway with immediate effect. Israel’s foreign minister said, “Ireland and Norway intend to send a message today to the Palestinians and the whole world: terrorism pays”.

Israel has said recognition from the European countries will “fuel extremism and instability” in the region.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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