Malala demands Israeli forces to spare “schools and children” amidst military operations in Gaza

05:45 PM | 26 Nov, 2023
Malala Yousafzai
Source: Malala Yousafzai (Instagram)

As Israeli forces halt military operations in Gaza, millions of people around the globe are demanding complete and immediate ceasefire. Among the supporters of Palestinian people is Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, who not only called for permanent halt but also emphasized that it is immoral and against international laws to attack “schools” and “children.”

In a statement shared by the youngest Nobel laureate on X (formerly known as Twitter), Yousafzai shared her relief for civilians of Gaza and for the “pause in the bombardment.”

“Tonight, I feel relief for the women, children and young people reunited with their families, and for the pause in the bombardment of Gaza,” she wrote in a post.

But Yousafzai was quick to remind everyone that it is, unfortunately, not a permanent measure and that “tomorrow, children in Gaza will wake up still grieving loved ones, desperate for food and water and fearing that their homes, streets and schools will soon be under fire again.”

“We must keep speaking out for them— for a full ceasefire and more humanitarian aid. The needless suffering must end,” Yousafzai urged social media users in a quote to another post that read, “Join me in adding your name to this petition demanding that Israel halt its assault on schools and places where children are seeking shelter and that leaders reach a deal to release all children being unjustly held hostage or imprisoned.”

“Children and schools should never be targets. This isn’t a matter of opinion — it’s international law,” Malala highlighted on platform X.

“I continue my call for a ceasefire. The Israeli government must end these indiscriminate attacks that have cost thousands of innocent Palestinian children and families their lives,” she added.

The writer is a staff member.


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
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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