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China mediating between Pakistan and Iran for regional peace, security

11:47 AM | 1 Aug, 2016
China mediating between Pakistan and Iran for regional peace, security
ISLAMABAD - Beijing has been playing a key role to mediate between Iran and Pakistan after Tehran made a formal request to this effect, The Nation reported while quoting unnamed sources on Monday.

The relationship between both countries has been strained since news broke in Pakistan regarding Indian spy Kulbushan Yadhav, who allegedly based part of his operations to destabilize Balochistan and Karachi from Iran.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's National Security Adviser General (r) Naseer Khan Janjua visited Tehran last week to set a clear direction Pak-Iran relationship.

Janjua was invited by the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, after mediation by China. He had very fruitful meetings in Tehran and a number of issues related to the security of two countries were discussed, sources privy to the meeting said.

In a joint statement issued at the end of Janjua's visit, both Tehran and Islamabad had announced to evolve an institutional mechanism such as the establishment of a joint commission to look after the border security management.

In the same statement, Pakistan and Iran had also called for unity among the Muslim Ummah and earliest resolution of conflicts between Muslim states.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


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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