PM Abbasi distances himself from Safdar's speech against Ahmadis

09:04 AM | 13 Oct, 2017
PM Abbasi distances himself from Safdar's speech against Ahmadis
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the ruling party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) did not own the statement made by Captain (retd) Safdar demanding curbs on Ahmadiya community.

In an interview on Thursday, he slammed Safdar, also son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for making a "senseless" speech at the National Assembly, adding that the party is not responsible for it.

He also said that a reply will be sought from Safdar regarding his statement, adding that the ex-PM's son-in-law should avoid giving such inciting statements.

He further said that any action that causes of creating uncertainty in the country will be taken as a conspiracy.

The premier's comments come after Safdar spat out vitriol during a session of the National Assembly and demanded to ban recruitment of the community members for Pakistani forces.

Regarding July 28 verdict in Panamagate case, he said that the matter should be left to history, which will better judge it.

He said that the cases against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had affected his performance as the minister has to spend some time on the cases to prepare reply. He rejected the reports regarding asking Dar to resign from the post.

Speaking about the economic situation of the country, he said that the country was facing some challenges on this front, but the government is making efforts to tackle it by increasing exports and focusing on other sectors.

Commenting about decline of PIA, he laid stress on the privatisation of the national flag carriers to revive it.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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