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Pakistan postpones scholarship program for Afghan students after allegations from Kabul

05:20 PM | 12 Aug, 2015
Pakistan postpones scholarship program for Afghan students after allegations from Kabul
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - In the wake of recent allegations from Afghanistan following last week's bombings in Kabul, Pakistan has postponed a scholarship program for Afghan students.

According to a statement the spokesperson of Pakistani embassy in Kabul, said the program has been delayed due to current security situation in Afghan capital. He added that around 6,000 Afghan nationals have applied for the scholarship program and candidates have to appear in a written test and interview before the awards are finalized.

The selection process for award of scholarship will be resumed as soon as the law and order situation improves in Kabul, the statement concluded.

Earlier on Monday Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, while addressing the nation, stated that Friday’s Shah Shaheed bombing – which left 15 people dead and over 400 mostly civilians injured – was unacceptable and that Islamabad was behind recent violence in Kabul. The only message we are getting from Pakistan is of war, he said.

A high level Afghan delegation is also due to arrive in Islamabad on Thursday to hold dialogue with Pakistani counterparts in an attempt to restore bilateral ties after Kabul blamed Islamabad for involvement in recent bombings in Afghan capital.

Afghan intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil, acting defense minister Masoom Stanekzai, national security adviser Hanif Atmar and foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani are part of the delegation, claimed Afghan media on Wednesday.

Statement from Pakistani embassy in Kabul:

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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.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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