US doesn’t play role in determining Pakistan’s leadership: State dept

02:00 PM | 12 Dec, 2023
US doesn’t play role in determining Pakistan’s leadership: State dept

WASHINGTON – The United States State Department reaffirmed its stance, emphasizing that Washington refrains from influencing the selection of political leaders in Pakistan.

During a press briefing on Monday, Spokesperson Matthew Miller emphasized, “The United States does not play a role in determining Pakistan’s leadership.” His remarks addressed queries about the American government’s stance on steering clear of supporting corrupt or criminal leaders globally.

Miller clarified that the US exclusively engages with leaders elected by the Pakistani populace and highlighted the ongoing interaction with the Pakistani government on various matters.

This statement from the State Department coincides with the maiden official visit of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir to the US since assuming office in November last year.

During this visit, General Munir is scheduled to meet senior military and government officials. His arrival follows the two-day stay of US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West in Pakistan.

On multiple occasions, the US has reiterated its commitment to non-interference in Pakistan’s internal political affairs, emphasizing a neutral stance regarding political parties.

In September, Miller clarified the US position, asserting that they do not endorse any specific political party or candidate in Pakistan. He emphasized the US’s support for free and fair elections globally, including in Pakistan.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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