Islamic scholars from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Indonesia set to meet in Jakarta: Narrative of "holy war" to be discussed

02:34 PM | 11 May, 2018
Islamic scholars from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Indonesia set to meet in Jakarta: Narrative of
JAKARTA- Trilateral Islamic Conference is all set to start on 11 May, Friday in Bogor Palace Jakarta. The conference is a historic momentum as it is the first meeting of scholars from the three major nations representing more than 488 million Muslim populations. Indonesian President Joko Widodo - as the organizer of the conference of Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MIU) will officially inaugurate it.

The theme of the conference is "Islam Rahmatan lil Alamin, Peace and Stability in Afghanistan", and leading clerics attending the conference will discuss their role in spreading the speed and solidarity in Afghanistan. The five issues which will be discussed namely peace and friendship in Islam, violent extremism and ai'tidal or tolerance, the role of ulama, the role of the state and the way forward, are on the agenda of the conference.

The idea of the conference was proposed by Indonesian president, who during his state visit to Pakistan and Afghanistan presented it to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. After some talks, head of states of three countries agreed to the efforts of Indonesia.

Scholars and participants of the conference hope that this meeting will exert pressure on Taliban to stop the armed rebellion, and come to the negotiation table. However, after Taliban turned down the invitation to attend the conference, the chances - that they will agree to negotiate - are minimal. Taliban has called the conference "un-Islamic" and urged scholars from participating in it, reported Al-Jazeera.

The idea by the Afghan government to get a fatwa from Ulamas to delegitimize the Taliban's fight as jihad was floated seven years ago, but this is the first time it's taken a practical form.

Editor - Daily Pakistan Lifestyle.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

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.

On Saturday, Euro 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 - 24 February 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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