Pakistan denies Indian president's request to use its airspace

03:28 PM | 7 Sep, 2019
Pakistan denies Indian president's request to use its airspace
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has decided to deny a request made by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to allow the use of its airspace for his flight to Iceland.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced on Saturday that the decision was approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of India's continuing oppression of the people in occupied Kashmir.

The minister said New Delhi's barbarism in Kashmir was a serious issue which he would take up with the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Qureshi highlighted that 34 days have passed since Indian authorities imposed a crippling curfew in occupied Kashmir before revoking the region's special autonomy.

The decision to deny the request to Indian president comes weeks after Pakistan mulled over shutting airspace for India.

Earlier, Pakistan had allowed Indian Premier Narendra Modi to use its airspace for flight to France.

The Indian premier used Pakistans airspace as he headed on a state visit to France, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain from August 22 to August 26.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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