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World must recognize Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan

09:14 PM | 5 Oct, 2017
World must recognize Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan
LAHORE - Outgoing Chinese Ambassador Mr. Sun Weidong acknowledged Pakistan's efforts in the war against terrorism, stating that it was time for the rest of the world to recognize Pakistan's sacrifices, during a discussion with senior journalists here on Thursday.

Referring to the US’s current criticism of Pakistan, the ambassador maintained that China will continue supporting Pakistan in its fight against terrorism.

The Chinese ambassador clearly stated that China follows a policy of coexistence and would not interfere in Pakistan’s domestic affairs. "We want to see Pakistan as stable and prosperous, and respect the wishes of the Pakistani people", he asserted.

The Chinese ambassador additionally revealed that CPEC projects are being implemented on a "one plus four" model, "one" referring to the economic corridor, and "four" referring to the major areas of cooperation that both countries are focusing on right now, namely energy, infrastructure, Gwadar Port and industrial cooperation.

China Pakistan Economic Corridor is now beginning to bear fruit, after an investment of $18.5 billion dollars in eighteen projects, mainly related to energy and infrastructure, till now.

In the energy sector, the ambassador disclosed that 1,820 MW has already been added by China to Pakistan’s national grid during the last two years. Regarding infrastructure, China is building Karakoram Highway Phase II and Karachi to Peshawar Highway.

Mr Weidong also expressed satisfaction at the progress of bilateral relations between Pakistan and China during his four-year term in Pakistan.

“When I arrived in 2013, Premier Leqiang visited Pakistan and we agreed to build CPEC. So, in 2013 we started with a blueprint, started implementation and now we have entered the early harvest stage”, he explained.

Mr. Sun Weidong also thanked the Pakistani people and government for the "love and affection continuously extended to him during his four years in Pakistan".

Usman Mujib Shami is the Executive Editor of Daily Pakistan. He did his Masters in international Business from Hult University and his Bachelors from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

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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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