‘Enforced Disappearance Day’ – Families of missing persons stage protest in Pakistan capital 

09:07 PM | 30 Aug, 2023
‘Enforced Disappearance Day’ – Families of missing persons stage protest in Pakistan capital 
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ISLAMABAD – Several families from Balochitan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of country on Wednesday staged a protest against the alleged enforced disappearance of their loved ones, demanding the government to ensure immediate recovery of the missing persons.

The demonstration was held as International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances was marked today (August 30) across the globe. 

The United Nations in a statement said, “Enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole”.

It added that enforced disappearance has become a global problem and is not restricted to a specific region of the world.

The Pakistan’s Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances said the total number of missing persons in the country stands at 2,210, but the members of the civil society and human rights organisations said it was far high. 

The protest was held outside the Islamabad Press Club where journalist and other known personalities joined the aggrieved families. 

Renowned journalist Hamid Mir also joined the protest where he showed solidarity with the families and urged the government to ensure the immediate and safe return of their relatives. 

Meanwhile, UN Secretary General in his statement said enforced disappearance is a serious human rights violation that has frequently been used to spread terror.

“This International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, I call on countries to help put an end to this atrocious crime,” he said on social media platform X. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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