Modi accepts invite for first Pakistan visit

11:57 AM | 10 Jul, 2015
Modi accepts invite for first Pakistan visit
UFA, Russia (APP) - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted an invitation Friday from his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend a regional summit in Islamabad next year in what would be his first visit to Pakistan.

"Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Pakistan for the SAARC Summit in 2016. Prime Minister Modi accepted that invitation," said a joint statement from the governments after the two leaders met on the sidelines of the ongoing BRICS summit in Russia.

Earlier, the two prime ministers held bilateral meeting in Russia's city Ufa, as both the sides hoped for resumption of talks and de-escalation of tension between the two neighboring countries.

The meeting lasted for about 50 minutes.

Later, briefing the newsmen about the meeting, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said the two prime minister condemned terrorism in all its forms. They agreed to cooperate to eliminate this menace in South Asia.

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere. Both the sides exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional issues.

Indian External Affairs Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said the two countries have also agreed to hold a meeting in New Delhi to discuss matters pertaining to elimination of terrorism.

He said an early meeting between DG Indian border security force and DG Rangers Pakistan will be held which will be followed by the meeting of DGMOs. He said decision has been taken to release fishermen in each other's country with boats within a period of fifteen days.

He said a mechanism will be devised to facilitate religious tourism.

The Indian external affairs secretary said the two leaders also discussed ways and means to expedite Mumbai attack case.


The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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