No change in US policy on Kashmir: State Department

10:01 PM | 9 Aug, 2019
No change in US policy on Kashmir: State Department
WASHINGTON - The United States Department of State has confirmed that there was no change in US policy on Kashmir, days after India scrapped its special status in a rush decree.

US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Thursday that there are reports of detentions and restrictions of residents in Jammu and in Kashmir, adding that US continues to monitor this very, very closely.

The official continued that Kashmir was certainly an incredibly important issue and US has a lot of engagement with India and Pakistan.

"I would say that we are – as a State Department, we are incredibly engaged in Southeast Asia," she said.

When Ortagus was asked about the Afghan crisis, she said 'Prime Minister Khan is going to be incredibly crucial in helping us with these – with this peace deal and with this peace negotiation' that continues.

The official added that when he [Imran Khan] was here in Washington, the President and the Secretary Pompeo alluded to that as well, how important that relationship will be in helping us pursue peace in Afghanistan.

Ortagus detailed that the Afghan peace process was not a bilateral issue between the U.S. and Afghanistan as it 'certainly affects us, but it affects our NATO allies who are there with us'.

"It affects India; it affects Pakistan; it affects Russia and China. It’s something that affects many nations in the world," she shared.

The remarks came amid rising tension between India and Pakistan after New Delhi abolished Article 370 and 35A of the constitution which granted special status to Kashmir.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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