Pakistan agrees to deploy navy ships near Yemen: US Think Tank

04:24 PM | 18 Apr, 2015
Pakistan agrees to deploy navy ships near Yemen: US Think Tank
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Pakistan has agreed to help Saudi-led coalition forces to enforce an arms embargo against Houthi rebels in Yemen and is expected to deploy several navy ships near to the Yemeni coastal line, claimed an United States based think tank.

Pakistan army, according to the organization, is reluctant to send in the ground troops to Yemen to join Saudi forces and Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif in a recent briefing to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif linked it to ‘unavailability of troops’. General is also expected fly to Riyadh to hold dialogue with Royal leaders in this regard following a Pakistani delegation led by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

COAS is reluctant to conduct joint military exercises in Saudi Arabia as well but the recent visits of Pakistani delegations hint at government’s inclination to Royal pressure.

McClathyDC believes that Pakistan’s naval contribution to the arms embargo against Houthi rebels in Yemen is an easy option, because two warships already are deployed in Indian Ocean waters near Yemen as part of multinational task forces patrolling the area to interdict al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula militants and pirates based in the Horn of Africa. But Pakistani forces are of the opinion to avoid any further involvement as it will further deepen the sectarian division in Pakistan

Earlier Pakistan’s Parliament voted unanimously to remain neutral in the Yemen conflict. But the resolution gave the government leeway by authorizing it to commit forces in the event Saudi Arabia’s territory came under threat. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also vowed to utilize every option to protect Royal territory.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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