Pakistan committed to protect Al Haramain Sharifain, COAS Gen. Bajwa tells Saudi King Salman

07:07 PM | 18 Dec, 2016
Pakistan committed to protect Al Haramain Sharifain, COAS Gen. Bajwa tells Saudi King Salman
RIYADH/RAWALPINDI - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met  Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Sunday to discuss the security situation in the Middle East region.

The Saudi king and the COAS agreed that both the countries share great history of cordial relations and a deep spirit of brotherhood which has transformed into an enduring partnership. It was also acknowledged that both Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are vital players in regional stability, and that both shoulder significant responsibility towards the entire Ummah.

Both leaders re-emphasized the need to continue working to eliminate the menace of terrorism and reinforce the mechanism to roll back extremism with even greater vigour. The Saudi crown prince and foreign minister were also present in the meeting.

The army chief, who reached Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on a three-day official visit on Saturday, was warmly received by Assistant Defence Minister Muham­mad bin Abdullah al-Ayesh, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations.

The COAS also held meeting with deputy crown prince and Defence Minister HRH Muhammad bin Salman to discuss matters related to mutual interests and bilateral security cooperation.


The defence minister reassured the army chief that the kingdom supports peace and stability in Pakistan in every way, the ISPR said in a statement.

Gen. Bajwa reiterated Pakistan's commitment to the security and protection of the Holy Mosques and also the territorial integrity of the kingdom.

Later, General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Chief of General Staff of Saudi Forces Gen Abdul Rehman bin Saleh Al Bunyan to discuss military relations, defence cooperation and regional security situation.


Both leaders agreed to boost military cooperation and collaboration.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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