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Pakistan dismisses reports of IAEA delegation’s visit as 'fake news'

06:58 PM | 15 Mar, 2024
Foreign Office spokesperson
Source: File photo

A day after India's Zee News ran a report showing a meeting between International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General (DG) Rafael Mariano Grossi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan dismissed the reports about the visit by a high-level IAEA delegation to the country as “fake news”.

The video clip taken from the Zee News report was shared widely on social media, mostly by Pakistani users, on Thursday, questioning whether the government had signed a deal to hand over Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

Exiled Pakistani journalist and news anchor Moeed Pirzada questioned the military’s public relations wing about the agenda of the alleged visit and why it was not being reported in the media.

The Zee News report claimed that Pakistan has struck a deal with IAEA to hand over its nuclear weapons. The report making rounds on social media also showed a picture of IAEA DG Grossi shaking hands with PM Shehbaz.

Reacting to the Zee News report, spokesperson for Pakistan's Foreign Office Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said, “Any stories regarding the visit of a high-level IAEA delegation to Pakistan are fake news. No official from IAEA is currently visiting Pakistan, nor are any policy talks planned in the near future with IAEA. Director General IAEA visited Pakistan in February 2023. This Ministry had issued briefings to the media on the occasion.” 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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