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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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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

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 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
 
26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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