Khurram Dastagir gets another portfolio of foreign minister

03:26 PM | 11 May, 2018
Khurram Dastagir gets another portfolio of foreign minister
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday approved the name of Minister for Defence Khurram Dastagir as new foreign minister of Pakistan, reported local media.

The position fell vacant after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) disqualified former foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif for not declaring his foreign work permit and bank account in nomination papers for 2013 general elections.

On April 26, Khawaja Asif, who is a central leader of PML-N and had contested elections from Sialkot in 2013, was declared ineligible unanimously for holding office, on account of Article 62 (1)(f) of the constitution in a case related to his foreign permit (iqama).

'Khawaja Asif deliberately concealed his assets' remarked the court in a judgment announced by Justice Athar Minallah who headed a three-member larger bench.

Khurram Dastgir previously served as the Minister for Commerce in the third government of PML-N from 2014 to 2017.

Khan studied engineering from the California Institute of Technology and economics at Bowdoin College before being elected to National Assembly of Pakistan in 2008 general election.

After getting re-elected to the National Assembly in 2013 general election, he was appointed as Minister for State for Science and Technology, Minister of State for Privatisation and Minister of State for Commerce until he was made Minister for Commerce in 2014.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
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 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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