Army Chief backs deportation of illegal foreigners who are affecting Pakistan’s security, economy

10:23 AM | 7 Dec, 2023
Army Chief backs deportation of illegal foreigners who are affecting Pakistan’s security, economy
Source: ISPR

RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir army has extended full support to the government's decision to repatriate and deport all illegal foreigners, a press release shared by ISPR said Thursday.

In a statement, Inter-Services Public Relations said Army Chief supports the government’s decision to deport illegal foreigners, as they were seriously affecting Pakistan’s security and economy.

During his visit to Peshawar, COAS attended a session with participants of the First National Workshop Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NWKP-1) where he was given a detailed briefing on the overall security situation, ongoing counter-terrorism operations, repatriation of Illegal foreigners and socio-economic developments in the erstwhile FATA areas.

COAS said illegal foreigners were seriously affecting Pakistan’s security and economy, saying the move is in the interest of Pakistan. HE said illegal foreigners are being repatriated to their countries in a humane and dignified manner as per the established norms, per the ISPR press release.

Gen Asim heaped praise on forces for their efforts to provide stability in the region and the materialisation of progress on projects of social economic development.

COAS further emphasised that nefarious designs of the forces inimical to peace and stability of Pakistan are being foiled through a synergetic and comprehensive strategy, and highlighted the importance of economic growth and development in newly merged districts.

During the visit, COAS also interacted with troops and lauded their heroic and exemplary feats. He said the nation acknowledges the sacrifices of its armed forces.

Army will continue to undertake its selfless and sacred duty of safeguarding every inch of the motherland till the last drop of blood, InshaAllah [InshaAllah], the top general added.

Last month, Pakistan started a nationwide campaign to deport illegal Afghan nationals. Despite the pressure from several nations, the government refused to budge, insisting the move was not aimed at any particular ethnic group.

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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
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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