Masood Khan accepted as Pakistan's new ambassador to US

05:55 PM | 5 Feb, 2022
Masood Khan accepted as Pakistan's new ambassador to US

ISLAMABAD – The United States State Department has issued the agrément for the appointment of Sardar Masood Khan as Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington, bringing end to rumours being spread by Indian media.

The agrément allows Masood to replace incumbent Pakistani Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan.

Masood's agrément was sent by the Foreign Office in November last year after Prime Minister Imran Khan nominated him as new ambassador to the US.

Earlier this month, Ministry of Foreign Office has debunked Indian disinformation campaign aimed at maligning Pakistan over the appointment of Masood Khan as envoy to Washington.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said the recent efforts of New Delhi are a part of the wider Indian disinformation campaign to malign Islamabad and those who represent Pakistan by using fake news to make scandalous claims and baseless allegations.

MoFA spox said Ambassador Masood Khan was a highly accomplished diplomat with 40 years of experience in both multilateral and bilateral diplomacy.

“His Agreement is being processed in the US system,” he mentioned responding to rumors about the delay in his approval by the US administration.

Masood served the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in different capacities since 1980, before becoming AJK president.

A vocal and strong advocate of Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan, Masood effectively highlighted the sufferings of the oppressed Kashmiris that warrant an effective strategy to end the never-ending holocaust.

He also served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Beijing in 2008 and September 2012 and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, between October 11, 2012 and February 7, 2015.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

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 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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