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PM Abbasi, COAS Gen Bajwa dash to Saudi Arabia for inspecting military drills of Islamic Military Alliance

01:18 PM | 14 Apr, 2018
PM Abbasi, COAS Gen Bajwa dash to Saudi Arabia for inspecting military drills of Islamic Military Alliance
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will visit Saudi Arabia today on a day-long trip, where they will inspect the exercises of the 41-country Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC).

According to media reports, the civil-military bigwigs will also hold an important meeting with the custodian of two holy mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman.

Defence Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan will be the lone minister who has been made part of the crucial entourage.

The civil and military chiefs are visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time after Pakistan dispatched troops to the Holy Kingdom to train Saudi military forces, two months ago.

They will also discuss matters relating to recent missile attacks from Yemen’s Houthi rebels against Saudia Arabia.

Prime Minister Abbasi and General Bajwa will also discuss the regional security situation and matters pertaining to developments in the Islamic world, especially the middle east.

The situation in Syria will also come up for deliberations during the meetings, in the backdrop of attacks by US-led western alliance.

It is worth mentioning that Saturday's tour is the fourth visit of PM abbasi to Saudia Arabia since he assumed office, after the ouster of Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers scandal by Supreme court.

Moreover, the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) is a willing coalition of 41 countries sans Iran that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

The IMCTC is led by former Pakistani military chief General (r) Raheel Sharif who is currently in Lahore to attend the wedding ceremony of his son.

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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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