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Maleeha Lodhi shows wrong photo of a 'pellet victim' at UNGA

Dawood Rehman 06:29 PM | 24 Sep, 2017
Maleeha Lodhi shows wrong photo of a 'pellet victim' at UNGA
NEW YORK - The girl whose photo was shown by Pakistan diplomat Maleeha Lodhi at United Nations last evening as an example of Indian brutality in Kashmir has turned out to be of a resident of Palestine.

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.

“Kashmir is not part of India,” Lodhi stressed, adding that the global community needs to collectively make India stop violating the ceasefire arrangement.

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.

Pakistan could have used any of the images (of Kashmiris injured by pellets fired by Indian forces) instead:

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.

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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)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.9 274.85
Euro EUR 294.7 297.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331 334.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.3 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.2 73.9
Australian Dollar AUD 191.3 193.7
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.35 740.35
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.16
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.63 175.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.53 723.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 298.06 300.56
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

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.

City Gold Silver
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

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