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Top Pakistani, Saudi military commanders discuss regional security, defence cooperation

11:57 PM | 17 Oct, 2022
Top Pakistani, Saudi military commanders discuss regional security, defence cooperation
Source: Pakistan Air Force (PAF)

ISLAMABAD — The joint chiefs of staff of the Saudi armed forces called on the Pakistan air chief on Monday and discussed regional security as well as bilateral and defence cooperation between the two brotherly Islamic countries.

Major General Hamed Bin Rafei Al-Amri, Director Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces, led the Saudi military delegation to Pakistan that met Pakistan Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu.

A statement issued by the PAF says, “Al-Amri expressed his grief over the devastation caused by recent floods in Pakistan and offered sincere condolence to the families of the victims. He praised efforts of PAF (Pakistan Air Force) personnel for their support to civil administration in relief activities and rehabilitation process of the flood affectees.”

The dignitary acknowledged PAF’s growing indigenous capability in the aviation industry and agreed to optimize existing ties between the two nations’ air forces, particularly in the training and operational domains.

The air chief shared the “broad contours of PAF’s modernization drive to achieve operational capability in the contemporary warfare in air, space and cyberspace domains as per the PAF’s operational construct and said that Pakistan Air Force is fully focused in acquisition and development of these technologies.”

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy cordial relations, with over 2.5 million Pakistanis living in the kingdom, which is the largest contributor of remittances to the South Asian nation.

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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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