More hostages to be released as Israel, Hamas extend ceeasefire

10:18 AM | 30 Nov, 2023
More hostages to be released as Israel, Hamas extend ceeasefire
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GAZA CITY – A humanitarian pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas has been extended by another day and more hostages will be freed.

The two sides agreed to extend the ceasefire moments before the week-long truce was set to expire. Hamas took a step forward for ceasefire, giving Tel Aviv a new list of women and child hostages to be released.

Israeli government earlier decided to continue skirmishes if Hamas did not share a new list of hostages.

Qatar, the country that brokered the truce, earlier confirmed that the truce would continue for another day. In a statement. Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Majed Al Ansari said Palestinian and Israeli sides have reached an agreement to extend the humanitarian pause in the Gaza Strip for an additional day under the existing conditions, which are a cessation of all military activities and the entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza. 

In recent developments, around 100 hostages have been released so far, while 180 Palestinian prisoners have been released and trucks carrying humanitarian aid, medical supplies, and fuel have also been allowed into Gaza.

The ceasefire that extended from its initial four days stopped the relentless bombing that continued for six weeks.

Israel planned to crush Hamas, which rules Gaza, in the wake of last month's assault, when Israel killed over 1,000 people and took 240 hostages.

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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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