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Pakistanis stranded in Yemen appeal for help

02:13 AM | 28 Mar, 2015
Pakistanis stranded in Yemen appeal for help
KARACHI (Web Desk) - Pakistani families stranded in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a have appealed to the government to take steps for their safe evacuation, local TV SAMAA reported on Saturday.

Nausheen, a Pakistani woman living in Sana'a, told that Pakistani families were terrified due to “horrible” bombardments going on in the city.

“We have packed our baggage. But no aircraft has come to evacuate us. The area has been declared a no-fly zone,” she told SAMAA on Skype.

“The government of Pakistan should have evacuated us first if it wanted to participate in the Saudi strikes on Sana’a. “Around 800 Pakistanis have been stranded here. Government should make efforts for their evacuation,” she said. “Air bombardments are being carried out on daily basis. We appeal to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to please help us.”

Nausheen said that Pakistani mission in Sana'a was very helpful, but there was little help from Islamabad.

Imran Khan, another Pakistani stranded in Sana'a, said that news of pakistani support to Saudi Arabia has made things worst for us.

"Situation has worsened after bombing by Saudi forces."

Commenting on the situation, Ansar Burney, a prominent social worker, said that government should approach Saudi authorities to help evacuate the stranded Pakistanis. “Government should ask Saudi Arabia to issue visas to Pakistanis on border so that they could be brought to Pakistan,” he suggested.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took notice of the appeal and directed officials to evacuate Pakistanis on war footing.

Pakistan foreign office also released a statement on social media.

"Our Embassy in San'a is exploring all possible options for evacuation of our citizens as soon as it is feasible, given the flights situation," Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam, tweeted.

"Our compatriots in Yemen were advised in the last two months to evacuate. All efforts for safety of those who didn't leave are being made."

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

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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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