US CENTCOM chief says TTP threat to Pakistan concerns Washington

terms Pakistan counter-terror operations critical to region’s stability

11:24 AM | 18 Dec, 2022
US CENTCOM chief says TTP threat to Pakistan concerns Washington
Source: @CENTCOM/Twitter

ISLAMABAD – Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Michael E Kurilla has raised concerns about increasing attacks by terror outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the South Asian country.

The top US commander, in an exclusive interview with a Pakistani publication, said Washington is concerned at the threat posed by the banned outfit to Pakistan’s security, as he reiterated the bilateral relationship between the two sides.

He hailed opportunities to expand cooperation in areas of mutual interest, such as counterterrorism and border security, days after US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price signaled a commitment to help Islamabad against the re-emergence of terrorism.

The United States army general visited Pakistan at a time when terror attacks escalated and border tensions have been soaring between Islamabad and Kabul after deadly skirmishes on the Chaman-Spin Boldak border.

He further mentioned that US security officials communicate with Pakistani counterparts to discuss security threats.

Recalling his meeting with new Army Chief General Asim Munir, the top US commander said he about additional cooperation on counter-terrorism operations and border security, calling it matters of great importance for both sides.

He confirmed his visit to Peshawar Corps to review security in the area bordering Afghanistan and visited the Khyber Pass where we observed defensive belts and observation posts, the report said.

Gen Kurrila also acknowledged COAS Asim Munir, saying that the Pakistani top general has a clear vision for his forces and the security of Pakistan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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