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Pakistan, India both partners and friends of United States, says US Defence Secretary

09:01 AM | 11 Apr, 2016
Pakistan, India both partners and friends of United States, says US Defence Secretary
WASHINGTON (Staff Report) - United States Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter has said that both Pakistan and India are important friends and partners of US and there is no hyphenation between the relation with two countries.

Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Carter said that United States enjoys multifaceted global ties ties with India while relationship with Pakistan is significant for Afghanistan and terrorism related issues. Pakistan is an important security partner, however he a much greater agenda to work on with India, he added.

Responding to a query about United States' ties with Pakistan and India, he said "they find themselves in very different situations and the days are gone when we only deal with India as the other side of the Pakistan coin, or Pakistan as the other side of the India coin, I know that there are those in India and Pakistan who are still glued to that dyad way of thinking but the United States put that behind us some time ago."

The statement comes ahead of Ashton Carter's three-day official trip to India, where he is expected to meet top Indian leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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