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Former Norwegian PM calls on FM Qureshi in London

09:39 PM | 5 Feb, 2019
Former Norwegian PM calls on FM Qureshi in London
ISLAMABAD – Former Norwegian Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevick has emphasized that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute should be high on the agenda of the International Community and resolution of this dispute should be a priority for all.

The former PM of Norway expressed these views during a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in London, a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said.

Foreign Minister Qureshi, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of Pakistan, and Mr Bondevik were in London to attend the international conference on Jammu and Kashmir.

The FM condemned the prevalent human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir; and recognized that Indian atrocities against helpless Kashmiris are finally being acknowledged by the international community.

He appreciated the participation of the ex-Norwegian Prime Minister in the Conference and expressed the hope that the participation of prominent international figures would be instrumental in drawing further international attention to the grave human rights situation in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) and towards the resolution of this longstanding dispute.

The Foreign Minister added that 2018 was one of the deadliest years in the history of IoK in which Indian occupation forces killed over 450 innocent Kashmiris, blinded and maimed scores of men, women and children using pellet shotguns.

Bondevik thanked the Foreign Minister for his views and welcomed the initiatives such as the International Conference on Jammu and Kashmir for which he was here.

He reiterated that there was no military solution to this dispute and that peaceful and meaningful dialogue was the only way forward.

Bondevik reaffirmed his commitment for the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiris.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
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 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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