Pakistan’s Arooj Aftab among thousands of musicians join hands calling for Gaza ceasefire

11:22 AM | 29 Nov, 2023
Pakistan’s Arooj Aftab among thousands of musicians join hands calling for Gaza ceasefire
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Month-long bombardment by Israeli forces caused over 13000 casualties and widespread destruction in Gaza, drawing widespread condemnation from parts of the world and now thousands of artists joined hands to sign a letter, demanding a cease-fire in war torn region.

Relentless attacks in Gaza were no less than a never-forgettable tragedy, and yet another instance of innocent civilians paying the price for ferocious conflict.

As both sides are observing a ceasefire, musicians called on Israel and Hamas to continue the ceasefire to prevent further loss of life. Pakistan’s Arooj Aftab was among the musicians who came forward for the noble cause.

Some other notable artists include Tom Morello, Bikini Kill, Kid Cudi, Kali Uchis, Zack de la Rocha, Lucy Dacus, Vijay Iyer, Nicolás Jaar, Helado Negro, Raffi, and Mandy.

In the letter, the musicians expressed solidarity with oppressed Palestinians who struggle for freedom, justice, and equal rights.

The group reiterated calls upholding the freedom of grassroots activists and artists worldwide to advocate and engage in peaceful means to achieve accountability, to fight injustice, and to pursue freedom, a just peace, and dignity.

They also demanded an end to Gaza siege by Israeli forces. The statement said our vision of a just and peaceful future for all must be our most urgent task. We urge everyone who shares that vision to join us.

This is not the first time celebs have shown support for Gaza. Earlier, Dua Lipa, Michael Stipe and more penned letter to US President Joe Biden, demanding ceasefire.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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