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US terms Pakistan a key ally when it comes to Afghanistan

01:52 PM | 8 Jul, 2021
US terms Pakistan a key ally when it comes to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD – The United States has termed Pakistan as an important partner across a number of fronts, adding that there are shared interests when it comes to Afghanistan, peace and stability in the region.

In a weekly press briefing, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price stated that “Pakistan and the US have shared interests when it comes to Afghanistan. Pakistan has been a helpful and constructive partner when it comes to Afghanistan and our collective efforts to bring about some semblance of peace and security there,” Ned said.

Adding that, “US always encouraged Pakistan to be a constructive partner when it comes to Afghanistan as they strive to bring a semblance of peace and security.”

The US Dept also responded to PM Imran Khan's decision to refuse the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) bases in Pakistan. “Interests of both countries go well beyond including broader counterterrorism interests and the people-to-people ties. Afghanistan’s neighbours need to play a constructive role in helping bring durable political settlement as well as a comprehensive ceasefire”, he said.

“For far too long, some of the neighbours of the war-torn country have not played that role. They had been happy to let other countries take the responsibility but right now, we have made clear that we are going to be working very closely to ensure that Afghanistan’s neighbours play that constructive role, knowing that it will be a necessary ingredient to what I think we all collectively hope to see in Afghanistan.”

Earlier, PM Imran Khan had made it clear that he definitely not allow US military bases in Pakistan. “There is no way we are going to allow any bases or any sort of action from Pakistani territory into Afghanistan. Absolutely not,” the premier said in HBO Axios interview.

Later, in his speech at the National Assembly, the premier said that “Pakistan will never compromise on its sovereignty, adding that the country can never be a partner in conflict with the US, but only in peace”.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 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 - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
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 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
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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