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India planning surgical strike against Pakistan, FM Qureshi (VIDEO)

05:16 PM | 18 Dec, 2020
India planning surgical strike against Pakistan, FM Qureshi (VIDEO)

ABU DHABI – India was planning a surgical strike against Pakistan days soon after Dehli-backed campaign against Islamabad was exposed, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Friday.

Addressing a press conference in Abu Dhabi after holding important meeting with UAE authorities, Qureshi said that he received information through intelligence agencies that India was planning to launch a surgical strike against Pakistan and was busy in fanning a new wave of terrorism.

The FM said that the situation was very sensitive and that Pakistan was fully aware about all Indian conspiracies.

"Pakistan is fully prepared to respond and defeat their designs. We will do it effectively, as we did respond immediately and effectively in February 2019," he said.

FM Qureshi warned India that Pakistan — if the nuclear neighbour does not move away from this path and their desire to do this misadventure — would respond effectively this time as well.

Urging the global community to play its part and not test Pakistan's resolve, he said that India's misadventure will undermine the region's peace and stability and will have catastrophic consequences.

"I warn my eastern neighbour that we are aware of their mindset and we are aware of their design," the foreign minister noted.

India was planning such misadventure just to divert attention from serious issues, he continued, as the situation inside India deteriorated further as the protests were being staged by farmers.

“India mishandled Coronavirus which is known to everyone and impact that it is having on their economy is known to all of you,” said the FM.

Qureshi said the farmers’ protests are intensifying across India as opposition parties, civil societies and trade union also joined them against the Modi government.

“What Modi government has done to the minorities is known to everyone,” he said.

“The protests in Assam because of NRC and the citizenship act all have been seen there in India. The anger is still there, because Sikhs, Dalits and Muslims all were disturbed by his move,” he added.

“Pakistan has exposed Indian designs through a dossier on November 14,” said the Foreign Minister.

“We have presented irrefutable evidence of Indian sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan,” he concluded.

Qureshi is currently on a two-day visit to the UAE on December 17 and 18. On Thursday, Qureshi met senior UAE officials and members of the country’s diaspora.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 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 - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
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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