Turkey bolsters Pakistan's position in war against terror after Trump's remarks

12:00 PM | 4 Jan, 2018
Turkey bolsters Pakistan's position in war against terror after Trump's remarks
ISLAMABAD - Soon after China threw weight behind Pakistan and recognised its efforts to curb terrorism, Turkey also bolstered the position of Islamabad in the pretext of US President Donald Trump's New Year remarks.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a telephone call to President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday and expressed his disappointment over the recent statements of the US leadership, saying Pakistan had rendered unprecedented sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

Erdogan assured Hussain that Turkey would stand by Pakistan in any situation. Hussain thanked his Turkish counterpart and expressed his gratitude.

"Pakistan is a responsible country and will respond to the US administration appropriately," declared Mamnoon Hussain.

The recent Pak-US tension erupted after Trump in his first tweet of 2018 accused Pakistan of deceit and lies against the aid provided to it for weeding out terrorism.

Trump's outlandish remarks riled Pakistan and its allies with China emerging as the first ally to strengthen Pakistan's position.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang while addressing a press conference on Tuesday said that Pakistan had made very outstanding contributions against terrorism.

“Pakistan has made enormous efforts and sacrifice for the fight against terrorism and has made a very outstanding contribution to the global cause of counter-terrorism. The international community should acknowledge that” Shuang said.

Moreover, the participants of National Security Council meeting decided not to take measures in haste in reply to Trump accusations that were “completely incomprehensible as they contradicted facts manifestly, struck with great insensitivity at the trust between [the] two nations built over generations, and negated the decades of sacrifices made by the Pakistani nation”, according to a a communique issued.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

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.

On Saturday, Euro 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 - 24 February 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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