Pakistan decides to tighten security of Chinese citizens

06:44 PM | 16 Nov, 2023
Pakistan decides to tighten security of Chinese citizens
Source: Social media

ISLAMABAD – The federal government has decided to tighten the security of Chinese citizens working on CPEC-related and other projects in Pakistan. 

A high-level meeting was held at the Ministry of Interior to discuss measures for enhancing the security of Chinese businessmen and citizens in the country. Additional Secretary Interior Khushal Khan chaired the meeting which was attended by chief secretaries of all four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, Chinese ambassador and investors. 

Reports said SOPs for security of Chinese investors and citizens have been revised while Punjab, KP and Balochistan chief secretaries have been asked to tighten the security of the Chinese nationals in their respective regions. 

During the meeting, the additional secretary asked the Chinese citizens to ensure the implementation of SOPs during their movement, adding that they should inform the police station concerned regarding their presence at any place and travel. 

He said that the Chinese should use bullet-proof vehicles for their movement in order to avoid any untoward situation. 


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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