Pakistan Army chief Gen Asim Munir meets Saudi crown prince during maiden official visit

discusses ways of strengthening ties between two countries

09:38 AM | 9 Jan, 2023
Pakistan Army chief Gen Asim Munir meets Saudi crown prince during maiden official visit
Source: spagov/Twitter

RIYADH – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir met Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and discussed cooperation, among other issues, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Pakistan’s top general and de facto ruler of the Kingdom interacted at the ‘winter camp’ in AlUla, an oasis city located in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

The pictures show COAS Asim Munir, the Saudi crown prince, and other officials sitting on the floor, having Arabian cuisine while reviewing bilateral relations and opportunities.

Both sides, known for close defence and economic allies, also exchanged views to enhance bilateral ties in diverse fields.

The reception was attended by Saudi Arabia’s Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman and National Security Adviser Dr Musaed bin Muhammad al Aiban, Pakistani ambassador to the Kingdom, and the military attaché in Saudi.

Pakistan’s Army Chief is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE, his first overseas official trip being the top commander of the Pakistan Army.

Earlier, COAS discussed military cooperation with Saudi defence minister Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in the capital Riyadh last week.

Doors of Holy Kaaba opened for COAS

Gen Asim Munir also performed Umrah where the doors of Kaabah were opened for him. In clips shared online, COAS can be seen walking out of the Holy Kaabah with some other people. 

Another clip shows the Army Chief visiting Masjid-e-Nabwi, the second holiest mosque in Islam, with Saudi security personnel escorting the military commander.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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