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Pakistan’s ambassador, Afghan leaders discuss inclusive government in Kabul meeting

05:30 PM | 19 Aug, 2021
Pakistan’s ambassador, Afghan leaders discuss inclusive government in Kabul meeting

KABUL – Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul Mansoor Ahmed Khan on Thursday held a meeting with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai and chief of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), Abdullah Abdullah, to discuss the evolving situation in the country following the Taliban’s swift takeover.

Khan in a tweet said he “had constructive discussions on efforts for lasting stability in Afghanistan" as Pakistan is making efforts for a peaceful settlement in the neighboring country.

Meanwhile, Hamid Karzai also took to Twitter, stating that the ongoing situation in Afghanistan and the inclusive political process with national and international legitimacy were discussed in the meeting.

The development came as the Taliban announced the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, four days after ousting former president Ashraf Ghani’s government after a week-long blitz. 

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid shared the development from his official handle.

Taliban senior leader Waheedullah Hashimi on Wednesday while speaking with an international news agency said Afghanistan will not be a democratic state under Taliban rule and the country will be governed by Islamic law.

Hashimi hinted that the country will be governed by a ruling council headed by Taliban supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada.

“We will have ministers which will be appointed by this council,” Hashimi said by adding “there would be no democratic system at all because it does not have any base in our country.”

Taliban leader Anas Haqqani also met with members of the Afghanistan Reconciliation Council, Hamid Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah, and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, while Taliban deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has also arrived in Afghanistan after decades.

Earlier, a general amnesty was announced by the Taliban after taking control of Kabul, after insurgents said no to revenge. The fighters took control of the Afghan capital while President Ashraf Ghani fled with his close associates the past weekend.


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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