The photo of a girl - her face bearing multiple bruises - which Ms. Lodhi brandished at the UNGA session was taken by award-winning photographer Heidi Levine inside the Gaza strip in 2014.
The girl - Rawya Abu Joma, who was then 17 years old - had been injured during an Israeli airstrike, the original caption with the photograph said. The photo has been carried by many online photo galleries, including New York Times and the Guardian.
The gaffe by Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN came while she was responding to Indian’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj's verbal attack on Pakistan. Waving around a close-up shot of the teen's face, Ms. Lodhi said in her "vitriol" Ms. Swaraj had "deliberately ignored the core issue" of Kashmir.
Voicing her rebuttal to Indian FM’s comment that Pakistan is a “pre-eminent export factory for terror”, Ms. Lodhi maintained that India’s posture is that of a predator.
She also emphasised that India, a nation ruled by fascist ideologym should stop supporting and aiding terrorism and related activities across the border.
“Indian leaders have Muslim blood on their hands,” she added.
P"akistan calls for an inquiry into the war crimes perpetrated by India in Occupied Kashmir (IoK)," Ms. Lodhi stated, noting that forceful occupation of the troubled, conflict-ridden region is illegal.
Alleging that Swaraj slandered against Pakistan in her comments earlier today, Lodhi said that Pakistan desires to resolve problems through constructive talks, which are conditional to India doing away with its policy of terrorism.
The Foreign Office has yet to release a statement on the issue.
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 February 9, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331||334.2|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.43|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.63||175.63|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs193,700 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs166,070.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Karachi||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Islamabad||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Peshawar||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Quetta||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Sialkot||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Attock||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Gujranwala||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Jehlum||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Multan||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Gujrat||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Nawabshah||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Chakwal||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Hyderabad||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Nowshehra||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Sargodha||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Faisalabad||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|
|Mirpur||PKR 193,700||PKR 2,350|