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World leaders congratulate Imran Khan on becoming Pakistan's PM

09:29 PM | 18 Aug, 2018
World leaders congratulate Imran Khan on becoming Pakistan's PM
ISLAMABAD - Leaders from across the world are felicitating Imran Khan as he took the oath for Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang appreciated his Pakistani counterpart’s positive remarks on supporting the development of China-Pakistan relations.

Li said the bilateral relations between Pakistan and India has witnessed healthy and steady development despite the challenges of the time and the changing global situation.

British Prime Minister Theresa May felicitated Imran and said new paths of partnerships will be opened with Pakistan in different sectors.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena congratulated Imran Khan and said he is confident that Khan's leadership would help steer Pakistan towards peace, prosperity and sustainability, as relations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan grow further.

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated  Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan, wishing him success in his new role.

In a letter, Mr Lee congratulated the new prime minister and wished him "good health and success" in his new appointment.

"Singapore and Pakistan enjoy friendly bilateral relations underpinned by people-to-people and historical ties," "Pakistan was one of the first countries to recognise Singapore soon after our independence in 1965," the letter read.

"We commemorated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2016, and I look forward to further strengthening our bilateral cooperation under your leadership," it added.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also wrote a congratulatory letter to Pakistan’s prime minister. He hoped for the deepening of UN-Pakistan cooperation in various fields, including peacekeeping operations around the globe.

President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory message to Imran Khan who took the oath of office as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent similar congratulatory messages to Imran Khan.

The Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had dreamt for politically and economically stable Pakistan and Prime Minister, Imran Khan would realize this dream.

He hoped Pakistan would continue its moral, political and diplomatic support to the oppressed people of Kashmir and would raise the Kashmir dispute at every international forum.

Khan's party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, secured victory in 2018 General Election held last month.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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