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Dozens of captives released as part of truce between Israel, Hamas to stop fighting

09:24 AM | 25 Nov, 2023
Dozens of captives released as part of truce between Israel, Hamas to stop fighting
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DOHA – At least 24 hostages including 13 Israelis and around 10 Thai nationals, and a Filipino individual were released from Gaza on Friday as Israel and Hamas agreed to pause in fighting that started on October 7 and created a humanitarian crisis in the enclave.

In exchange, Tel Aviv released 39 Palestinians. Around 33 detainees were released from Ofer prison to Ramallah, in the West Bank. Other members were being freed from Jerusalem lockup.

Late Friday, International Committee of Red Cross confirmed shifting captives from Gaza to the Rafah border crossing with Egypt. Following suit, Israel defense forces conducted initial medical assessment inside Israeli territory and troops reunited the members with their families.

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Qatar's foreign ministry spokesperson confirmed the release of 24 civilians who were earlier held by Palestinian group.

Those who were freed in first batch include Hanna Katzir, 76, whose death had been announced earlier.  Doron Katz-Asher, 34, and Raz, 4, and Aviv, 2, and 6-year-old Amelia Aloni and her mother Daniel, 45.

More members on the list were Ohad Munder-Zichri, Keren, 54, and Ruth, 78 and several other seniors were also on the list.

Several leaders and organisations thanked the leaders of Qatar, Egypt and Israel for playing their due role in deal under which more hostages will be released.

Reports suggest that over 200 people were held hostages on October 7, while governments and families moved carefully for their release.

After six weeks of brutal bombing, Israel agreed on cease-fire planned for at least four days, allowing trucks carrying aid and some fuel into Gaza.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
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 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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