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Nisar terms India as biggest hurdle to regional peace

10:26 AM | 7 Jan, 2017
Nisar terms India as biggest hurdle to regional peace
ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaud­hry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday termed India the biggest hurdle in the way of regional peace.

Talking to a three-member delegation of British and European parliaments here, he regretted that despite Pakistan's invaluable sacrifice for global and regional peace, it was slammed by some elements setting aside ground realities.

He said that besides those having sketchy information and playing into the hands of others, the critics also included those whose hands were stained with the blood of oppressed people who were a stumbling block in the way of sustained peace in the region, in a veiled reference to India.


The minister suggested that the international community should open-heartedly listen to Pakistan’s viewpoint and also understand it in its true perspective.

He appreciated the role of UK for peace in the region.

'United Kingdom was among the few countries where Pakistan’s point of view was heard and largely understood' he said.

The participants also discussed Pakistan-UK ties, ongoing cooperation in various areas, bilateral parliamentary affairs and the situation in the region with a special focus on dismal situation in restive region of Kashmir.

The delegation members lauded the services of interior minister and pointed out that his efforts were also admired abroad, especially by the Pakistani community.

They said that the minister strived hard for elemination of terrorism in the country.

The delegation also praised his efforts for resolving the issues faced by Pakistani expatriates especially relating to passports and CNICs.

The visiting delegation comprised Lord Nazir Ahmad, Lord Qurban Hussain and European Parliament Member Afzal Khan.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

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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