Israel, Hamas agree to Qatar-mediated ceasefire in exchange for hostages release, pause in fighting

09:26 AM | 22 Nov, 2023
Israel, Hamas agree to Qatar-mediated ceasefire in exchange for hostages release, pause in fighting
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JERUSALEM – After six weeks of relentless fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas have agreed to ceasefire for a pause in fighting in Gaza and the release of some hostages.

Reports in international media suggest that over 50 hostages will be released in a four-day truce, and there will be no fighting in the given duty. Under the deal, groups of 12-13 hostages will be released per day.

Tel Aviv has decided to release Palestinian captives and allow more humanitarian aid to enter the besieged enclave.

Under the Doha-mediated deal, hundreds of trucks of humanitarian, medical and fuel aid will enter Gaza. The starting time of the truce would be announced within the next 24 hours, per reports.

It was reported three Americans held by Palestine groups are likely to be among at least 50 hostages to be released.

Meanwhile, the death toll in Gaza has crossed 14,000 mark since Israel-Hamas conflict started last month. Gaza officials said dead include 5,840 children and 3,920 women, while more than 33,000 others were injured.

Tel Aviv has been carrying out attacks on Palestinians to retaliate against Hamas assault on southern Israel.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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