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Process for Army Chief’s appointment to begin in a week: Khawaja Asif

02:10 PM | 9 Nov, 2022
Process for Army Chief’s appointment to begin in a week: Khawaja Asif
Source: Khawaja Asif/Facebook

ISLAMABAD – Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said the process to appoint a new army chief of the country will commence within a week time.

Speaking in a prime-time show, the PML-N stalwart said the process for COAS appointment will commence within a week as incumbent Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is set to retire as his second three-year tenure comes to an end this month.

He slammed former PM Imran Khan, reminding the latter that the loyalties of any armed forces officer appointed to the high post were to their institution and not individuals.

Delving into details of appointing the top commander, Khawaja said that PM House first writes to the Ministry of Defence, and the ministry upon receiving the letter sends a dossier.

The outspoken politician mentioned that decision of new COAS will be final days after the names are received.

Earlier, General Bajwa confirmed that he would be bidding farewell to the force in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, ousted premier Imran Khan alleged that the coalition government was delaying the fresh elections in the country as it wanted to appoint an army chief of its choice to get safe passage in corruption cases.

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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