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Pakistan rejects Indian media reports calling BrahMos missile firing incident ‘not cause of concern’

09:18 AM | 17 Nov, 2022
Pakistan rejects Indian media reports calling BrahMos missile firing incident ‘not cause of concern’

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has rejected Indian media reports misquoting the international nuclear watchdog as saying that it did not see the accidental firing of cruise missile as any cause of ‘specific concern’.

In a press release, a Foreign Office spokesperson rejected reports on the BrahMos missile incident, calling it a disingenuous attempt to absolve India of its irresponsible nuclear behavior.

FO said the report misquoted the Atomic Energy Agency official’s statement by saying the event was of no particular concern to his organization and clarified that ‘the available transcripts show that DG IAEA responded in the negative when asked whether the watchdog had sought information from the Indian government on the incident.’

IAEA official’s response was intentionally misinterpreted to play down the incident of a nuclear-capable BrahMos missile fire with grave implications for regional and global security, it added.

Pakistan further called on New Delhi to answer questions about the underlying intentions, technical features, and reliability of the missile system, safety, security and nuclear command and control protocols in wake of multiple incidents of nuclear and radioactive material theft and illicit trafficking.

Earlier in March, Pakistan military spokesperson addressed a press conference in Rawalpindi. The military spokesperson said a projectile entered the Pakistani airspace and caused some damage to surrounding areas after it fell near Mian Channu in the Khanewal district.

Pakistan called for a joint investigation to accurately establish the facts surrounding the incident a day after the Indian ministry of defence said it accidentally fired a missile.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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