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Pakistan Army responds to fake Indian media for spinning on defence budget

05:44 PM | 5 Jun, 2019
Pakistan Army responds to fake Indian media for spinning on defence budget
RAWALPINDI – Pakistan’s military spokesman has said the country’s armed forces have the capability to respond despite its budgeting choice.

In a tweet Wednesday, Director General Inter Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor responded to the Indian media's spinning on our internal defense budgeting choice.

https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1136221749752795136

He reminded the Indian media that we were the same forces with same budget on 27th of Februray this year.

On Feb 27th, Pakistan Air Force had shot down two Indian fighter jets over the disputed border region of Kashmir, in a significant escalation of the crisis between the two nuclear-armed powers.

Pakistan also captured an Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, and to India’s fury, published a video of him. He was later handed over to Indian authorities.

The ISPR chief said it is not budgeting but the resolve of force and the backing of the nation for its forces which counts.

Earlier on Wednesday, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said “Irrespective of the voluntary cut in defence budget coming financial year (FY), there shall be no impact on our response potential to all types of threat and quality of life of the soldiers.”

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/headline/cuts-in-defence-budget-wont-impact-pakistans-threat-response-army-chief/

He also assured troops that “no pay raise decision is also only for the officers and not for the soldiers”.

“We shall manage the shortfall during the FY by tightening our belt in areas where it doesn’t effect the two aforesaid aspects,” the army chief was quoted by ISPR as saying.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 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 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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