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


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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