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128 Pakistani police officers to join UN peacekeeping missions soon as Mohsin Naqvi meets Guterres

10:59 PM | 8 Jun, 2024
128 Pakistani police officers to join UN peacekeeping missions soon as Mohsin Naqvi meets Guterres
Source: PID

ISLAMABAD – Over a hundred Pakistani police officials are soon expected to join United Nations peacekeeping missions, announced an official statement on Saturday, following a meeting between Federal Minister for Interior Mohsin Naqvi and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York.

UN peacekeeping operations, carried out in conflict zones, play a vital role in maintaining security by intervening in disputes, protecting civilians, and helping to build sustainable peace in post-conflict areas.

Last month, the military reported that Pakistan had contributed 235,000 troops to UN peacekeeping operations in 48 missions across 29 countries since 1960. This service has also cost the lives of 181 Pakistanis deployed worldwide.

Many peacekeepers come from police services. Among them, Shahzadi Gulfam earned the prestigious UN International Female Police Peacekeeper Award in 2011 after being deployed in Bosnia in 1997 and later in Kosovo and Timor-Leste.

According to the official statement from Islamabad, Naqvi discussed various issues with the UN chief, including peacekeeping missions and joint efforts to combat militant violence.

“During the meeting, it was agreed to increase the number of Pakistani personnel in UN peacekeeping missions,” the statement said, noting significant progress regarding the deployment of police officials.

“128 Pakistani police officers will join UN peacekeeping forces soon,” it added.

The two officials also discussed the establishment of a UN counterterrorism force.

The Pakistani minister informed the UN chief about his country’s expertise and professional approach in the field and offered Pakistan’s support for the project. He also highlighted the significant increase in the number of women officers in Pakistan’s police force in recent years.

The UN secretary general applauded this development, expressing his belief that female police officers would be considered for posting in UN peacekeeping missions.

Naqvi also thanked the UN chief for visiting Pakistan during the 2022 floods and for his expression of solidarity with the affected people.

The meeting was also attended by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Munir Akram, and other senior UN officials.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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