'No plans to overtake capital by force', says Taliban as they enter Kabul

01:30 PM | 15 Aug, 2021
'No plans to overtake capital by force', says Taliban as they enter Kabul

KABUL – Taliban, who are an inch closer to a complete military takeover of Afghanistan, entered the country's capital on Sunday, Afghan interior ministry official said.

The Taliban group ordered its fighters to refrain from violence, allow safe passage to anyone seeking to leave, and request women to head to protected areas, reports quoting Taliban leader said. Fighters have arrived at Kabul's surrounding areas but have not yet entered the city, it added.

Taliban spokesperson while speaking with a foreign agency said “We do not want to kill innocent, isolated Afghan citizens” but he negated any ceasefire.

On the other hand, a number of government buildings have got evacuated. There were also reports that several helicopters have been landed at the presidential palace to evacuate President Ashraf Ghani and other top Afghan leaders.

Meanwhile, NATO authorities said European Union embassy staffers and envoys have been shifted to an undisclosed, safe location while a US official confirmed that an estimated 50 employees of the embassy are present in Kabul, as the Taliban close in on the capital city.

Earlier, the Taliban took control of the key eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad without resistance, leaving the territory controlled by the crumbling government to little more than the capital Kabul.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
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 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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