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Kuala Lumpur Summit: Malaysia hosts leaders, delegates from 20+ Muslim countries

The 4-day summit will take up the issues being faced by Muslims in Occupied Kashmir, Middle East, Syria, Yemen, Myanmar, and Xinjianag (China)

04:06 PM | 18 Dec, 2019
Kuala Lumpur Summit: Malaysia hosts leaders, delegates from 20+ Muslim countries
Kuala Lumpur Summit: Malaysia hosts leaders, delegates from 20+ Muslim countries
Kuala Lumpur Summit: Malaysia hosts leaders, delegates from 20+ Muslim countries
Kuala Lumpur Summit: Malaysia hosts leaders, delegates from 20+ Muslim countries
Kuala Lumpur Summit: Malaysia hosts leaders, delegates from 20+ Muslim countries
Kuala Lumpur Summit: Malaysia hosts leaders, delegates from 20+ Muslim countries

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia on Wednesday kicked off a four-day summit in to discuss issues being faced by the Muslims across the world.

Leaders and representatives from over 20 Muslim countries besides 450 Muslim intellectuals from around the world are participating in the summit, taking place in capital Kuala Lumpur.

Reports in international media say the Kuala Lumpur Summit (KL-Summit) will take up the issues being faced by Muslims in Occupied Kashmir, middle East, the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, the plight of Rohingya Muslims minority and the state of Muslims in Xinjianag province of China.

Observers see it as an attempt by Malaysia and other like-minded countries to create a new Islamic bloc, excluding Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries.

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will address the summit with other leaders of 20 Muslim countries. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Qatar Emir Shikeh bin Hamid Al-Thani are also attending the summit in Kuala Lumpur.

Saudi Arabia has already rejected the KL-Summit saying that it is not the right forum to discuss the important matters of 1.75 billion Muslims across the world.

It is being perceived that Riyadh shunned the summit just fearing threat at the international forum for being isolated by regional rivals Iran, Turkey and Qatar.

According to the reports, Saudi King Salman had rejected the summit saying that all such issues should be raised and discussed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and hinted participation of Saudi Arabia if the meeting was called under the auspices of the OIC.

Pakistan—the only atomic power in the Muslim world, has also pulled out of the Kuala Lumpur Summit to maintain 'neutrality'. PM Imran had initially confirmed his participation in the summit but had to change the decision after being approached by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) voicing their concerns over Pakistan’s participation.

The concern was first conveyed by the UAE foreign minister who paid an announced visit to Islamabad few days ago.

That visit prompted the foreign minister to travel to Saudi Arabia in an effort to allay Riyadh’s concerns.

When Saudi Arabia and its other Arab allies were not convinced with the explanation of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran himself had to travel to Riyadh, while at the same time Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited UAE.

However, the visits failed to bring the desired results forcing Pakistan to opt out of the summit.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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