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Sharif orders immediate evacuation of Pakistanis trapped in Yemen

02:18 AM | 28 Mar, 2015
Sharif orders immediate evacuation of Pakistanis trapped in Yemen
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday instructed authorities concerned to take steps for immediate evacuation of stranded Pakistani families in Yemen, keeping in view the deteriorating situation in the country.

In a statement, the prime minister said the people living in Yemen were vulnerable to all sorts of crimes, including kidnapping, as the state system was collapsing.

He directed that steps be taken on war-footings for ensuring their safe evacuation.

Earlier today, Pakistanis trapped in Yemen appealed to the Pakistani government to help evacuate them from Sanaa.

Speaking to a private television, Syed Rehan Ali complained that the Pakistani Embassy was not providing them any information regarding an evacuation plan.

Meanwhile the Foreign Office spokesperson said the government was assessing the situation and a plan of action would be decided accordingly.

The FO added, that the Pakistani community had been informed earlier that the situation on ground could worsen and they were instructed to leave Yemen.

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


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 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 - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
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 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
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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