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Plan devised to evacuate Pakistanis from Yemen

02:27 PM | 28 Mar, 2015
Plan devised to evacuate Pakistanis from Yemen
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - The government on Saturday devised a comprehensive evacuation plan for its Pakistanis trapped in strife-torn Yemen.

Several hundred Pakistanis, some estimate the number at 2,000, are stranded since Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen.

Following the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the foreign ministry has formulated a comprehensive plan to evacuate Pakistanis in Yemen.

Two special planes of the national flag carrier will bring back the stranded families.
Earlier, Foreign Office Spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said every possible effort is being made for safe evacuation of Pakistanis from Yemen.

In a twitter message, the spokesperson said the airports of Yemen are closed while ground route is unsafe. However, all possibilities are being reviewed in order to ensure safe exit of Pakistanis. For this purpose, Pakistan is also in contact with the neighbouring countries of Yemen, she added.

Around 500 people will be taken in 12 buses to Al Hudaydah, where airport is still functional, the spokesperson said.

She further said the Pakistani community in Yemen had been directed for evacuation two months back.

Tasnim said citizens of many other countries are also stranded in Yemen. “We are in contact with them for possible joint movement of people in convoys under security,” she added.

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


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
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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