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35 Pakistani students evacuated from Ukraine as Russian army advance on Kyiv

10:49 AM | 26 Feb, 2022
35 Pakistani students evacuated from Ukraine as Russian army advance on Kyiv
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ISLAMABAD – At least 35 Pakistani students have been evacuated from war-torn Ukraine to Poland as the Russian army entered the outskirts of Kyiv while residents took cover in shelters and underground stations.

A statement issued by the Embassy of Pakistan in Ukraine late Friday stated that 35 Pakistani students were evacuated safely to Poland.

Stranded students have reached the camp on the Polish side of the border. The Embassy of Pakistan Poland is making arrangements for their transportation to Warsaw, the tweet cited.

Islamabad planned a rescue operation for the repatriation of nearly 3,000 Pakistanis from Ukraine. The Pakistani embassy will reportedly gather all students in Ternopil, a city in western Ukraine, first and then move them to Poland by road.

PIA to start rescue operation to evacuate stranded Pakistanis in Ukraine

Pakistan International Airline (PIA) is all set to start special flight operation to Poland to evacuate stranded nationals.

Pakistan's envoy to Ukraine Major General (r) Noel Khokhar approached PIA Chief Executive Air Marshal Arshad Malik and both sides agreed on the rescue operation. The Boeing 777 of national flag carrier will repatriate students from European country.

On Friday, Warsaw allowed Pakistani citizens stranded in Ukraine to enter by land within 15 days. Meanwhile, Covid-induced restrictions including tests, vaccination proof, have been quashed amid emergency situation.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan’s Embassy in Ukraine was in contact with stranded students while he negated claims about the death of any student.

“Our embassy in 48 hours shifted from Kyiv to Ternopil, it’s a place near to the Polish border so that we can easily evacuate our students. It’s easy to evacuate them from there and we have shared new numbers with our students and we are in contact with them,” FM Qureshi said.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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