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Pakistan to open consulates in Iraq to deepen relation

06:51 PM | 7 Mar, 2022
Pakistan to open consulates in Iraq to deepen relation
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan sought permission from Iraq to open its consulates in different regions of the Middle Eastern country including Irbil Governate in Kurdistan region, Islamabad's envoy to Baghdad Ahmed Amjad Ali said.

The development comes as the Pakistani ambassador calls on Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Shakhwan Abdullah in the country’s capital. Both sides exchanged views on bilateral matters including cooperation to combat terrorism and eradicate its root causes.

Islamabad and Baghdad also discussed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation in other fields.

The ambassador told Arab News that Islamabad approached the Iraqi government to open a consulate in Irbil and two other regions saying the matter has been discussed with the new deputy speaker of Iraq’s parliament.

He added that the request to open consulates in Iraq was pending saying Pakistan wants to open consulates in the Arab country as the embassy of Iraq in Pakistan has a consulate in seaside metropolis Karachi.

Ahmed continued saying nearly 4,000 Pakistani, out of a total of 12,000 expatriates in Iraq, are employed in the Kurdistan region.

The envoy negated to comment on the exact locations of the consulates saying he could not tell the exact places since they were still under discussion. He mentioned disclosing it later.

Pakistan greatly values its relations with Iraq as the fraternal relations between the two sides are deep-rooted in common history, religion, and cultural values. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also visited the Middle Eastern country last year.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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