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North Korea fires three ballistic missiles into Japan's air defence zone

11:18 AM | 5 Sep, 2016
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles into Japan's air defence zone
PYONYANG - North Korea has fired as many as three ballistic missiles into the sea off its eastern coastal areas, the South Korean military officials said on Monday.

According to media reports, the medium-range missiles were fired from the Hwangju region near North Korea's capital city of Pyongyang.

At least one of the missiles flew some 1,000 km and hit Japan's air defence identification systems.

Japanese defence officiclas said that they were analyzing the newly prevailing situation and consider the North Korean action a serious threat to the security of the region.

The missile launch came just hours after a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the ongoing G-20 summit in China.

During the meeting, President Xi said that China considers deployement of the US THAAD anti-missile system – which originally aims to counter North Korea – in South Korea a threat to its security in the region.

The leaders, however, reaffirmed their commitment to denuclearisation of the Korean pannisuala for regional stability.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 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 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
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 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
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 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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