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Pakistan urges UN Security Council to hold Israel accountable for war crimes in Gaza

04:43 PM | 25 Oct, 2023
Pakistan urges UN Security Council to hold Israel accountable for war crimes in Gaza
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NEW YORK – Pakistan has urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to hold Israel accountable for the war crimes and atrocities in Gaza as death toll by Israeli forces has surged above 6,000.

Pakistan Ambassador to the UN Munir Akram gave the statement while speaking during the High-Level Debate of the UNSC on “the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question”.

"Israeli attacks on civilians, civilian objects & infrastructure, blockade of water, food and fuel as well as the forced transfer of people from the occupied territory, are flagrant violations of international humanitarian law and amount to war crimes," the ambassador said. 

He highlighted that the perpetuation of Israeli occupation will not bring peace to the “Holy Land,” adding that under international law, the struggle of peoples living under foreign occupation for self-determination and national liberation is legitimate and cannot be equated with terrorism.

"The displacement of the Palestinian population of Gaza is another violation of international humanitarian law. The Council must reject Israel’s attempts to displace the Gazans, within or outside Gaza," he said.

"We regret that the Security Council has been unable to issue a call for ceasefire. A heavy responsibility will rest on those who contribute to the prolongation of the conflict."

He called for opening up of a sustainable pipeline of life-saving humanitarian assistance, including water, fuel, food, and medicines will for the besieged people of Gaza. Demanding an immediate and unconditional ceasefire, he warned that the continuation of the Israeli campaign in Gaza would lead to further massive civilian casualties and could trigger a wider and more dangerous conflict.

"Pakistan commends the role of Egypt and the UN agencies in facilitating the delivery of some humanitarian assistance. This is not enough. We hope that a sustainable pipeline of life saving humanitarian assistance, including water, fuel, food and medicines will be established," Ambassador Munir Akram said. 

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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