India orchestrated Lahore terror attack to divert attention from its internal issues: FM Qureshi

01:43 PM | 5 Jul, 2021
India orchestrated Lahore terror attack to divert attention from its internal issues: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD – Narendra Modi led BJP government mishandled its domestic issues and diverted its masses by sponsoring a terror attack in Lahore, Pakistani Foreign Minister said Monday.

Speaking in a morning show on a private news channel, Qureshi said that the Indian authorities sponsored terrorism in Pakistan to divert its public attention from internal mess. It’s our duty to apprise Pakistanis and the international community about the actual facts.

Foreign Minister further announced to present proofs of India’s involvement in terrorism incidents to the United Nations and the world community in the shape of dossiers at the earliest. Pakistan will raise India’ terror financing issue at the international forums and show the world how Indian terrorism sabotage the regional peace.

He also added that India’s Kashmir policy had been utterly failed and the Kashmiri leadership seems upset with the Indian government as during their recent meeting, they demanded Indian PM to revoke the unilateral and unconstitutional status of occupied Kashmir.

Earlier on Sunday, PM Imran Khan drew the international community’s attention to Indian involvement in terrorist attacks inside Pakistan and asked the world powers to mobilise their institutions to stop India's "rogue behaviour".

In his message on Twitter after a briefing by the national security adviser and the Punjab police chief on the elements involved in a bomb attack in Lahore’s Johar Town neighbourhood last week, the prime minister said the ‘planning and financing of this heinous terror attack has links to Indian sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan’. ‘The global community must mobilise international institutions against this rogue behaviour,’ he urged.

Furthermore, Pakistan's National Security Advisor Dr Moeed Yusuf said the initial investigation into the recent terrorist blast in Lahore has provided concrete evidence of Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan.

Yusuf said the mastermind and handlers of the blast have been identified through forensic analysis of the electronic equipment recovered from the terrorists involved in the incident. ‘We have absolutely no doubt that the main mastermind of the blast is an Indian national, who belongs to the Indian intelligence agency RAW,’ he added.

Appreciating Pakistani agencies effective role in apprehending the culprits involved in the Lahore blast, Dr Moeed Yusuf said right after the incident, thousands of attempts of cyber-attacks against Pakistan's critical investigation structure were made to deflect attention of our police and security agencies to avoid apprehension. Our cyber security is strong enough that we were able to thwart these attempts," he continued.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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