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Arab League meet amid Yemen crisis

03:23 PM | 28 Mar, 2015
Arab League meet amid Yemen crisis
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - A two-day summit of Arab League began in Sharm el-Sheikh, the deserted city of Egypt, on Saturday to discuss the situation prevailed after “Operation Decisive Storm” was launched against the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Representatives of 21 Arab countries are attending the summit that is expected to back the Saudi Arabia led offensive against the rebels and issue a collective statement in the conclusion.

Kuwaiti Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, during his opening address at the summit, said the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen poses a direct threat on the region. "And we reserve all rights to defend ourselves," he added.

He also reaffirmed the commitment of Arab leaders for the establishment of an independent state of Palestine while emphasising the leaders to find solutions to the issues in Libya and Syria as well.

He criticised the developments in Arab world that took place in recent years and termed as "Arab Spring" worldwide, declaring it the reason behind destabilisation of the region.

Abdal Fatah Al-sisi, the president of Egypt, urged the Arab leaders to establish a joint Arab military force to face the challenges like Houthis. The force will also help us against the external threats, he said.

Saudi Arabia's Salman bin Abdul Aziz vowed to continue the airstrikes in Yemen till the issue is resolved in his speech.

Ousted President of Yemen, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who had landed in Riyadh two days ago is also scheduled to address the session along with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.



The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


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
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
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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