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PM Imran slams EU envoys over Ukraine letter

Questions West's inaction towards Indian injustices in occupied Kashmir

06:54 PM | 6 Mar, 2022
PM Imran slams EU envoys over Ukraine letter
Source: Prime Minister of Pakistan (Instagram)

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday lambasted European Union ambassadors for writing a letter over the Russia-Ukraine war and urging Islamabad to vote against Kremlin at the UN General Assembly session.

Addressing a public rally in Vehari, the premier said European Union envoys urged Islamabad to support a resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine after the country abstained from an earlier vote on the crisis. "I ask EU ambassadors did you write that letter to India as well?” Khan quipped.

The premier asked the Western countries if they had written the same letter to India, or even criticised it, when it unilaterally ended the special status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) in August 2019 in clear violation of the UN Security Council resolutions -- let alone ending diplomatic relations and trade with that country.

He asked if the Western bloc thanked Pakistan for standing by it during the Afghan war. "Instead, they blamed us for their failure in Afghanistan," he said.

Khan again regretted siding with the West in the war on terror. He reiterated that the move left 80,000 Pakistanis dead, while nearly 3.5 million went homeless. "Why Pakistan should side with the Western bloc over Ukraine," he asked, questioning if the South Asian country was a ‘Western slave’.

"Washington continued to bomb our territory as PPP and PML-N leaders stashed money plundered from Pakistan in Western banks and they feared that opposing the West would lead to forfeiture of their money," he continued.

He then warned if the West tried to launch a drone attack, his government would order the Air Force to shoot it down.

The premier’s response comes days after envoys from EU member states, as well as Britain, Canada, Japan, Norway, and Switzerland urged Pakistan to join in condemning Russia's actions and to voice support for upholding the UN Charter.

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Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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