Pakistani delegation leaves for Afghanistan to calm Chaman border tension

09:22 PM | 19 Dec, 2022
Pakistani delegation leaves for Afghanistan to calm Chaman border tension
Source: File Photo

PESHAWAR – A Pakistani delegation comprising religious clerics and tribal elders left for Afghanistan on Monday to calm down the situation flared up after shelling incidents at the Chaman border.

Nine Pakistanis were killed and over two dozen injured in two separate incidents of unprovoked shelling by the Afghan border forces on civilian population in the bordering area on the Pakistani side in less than a week.

The 16-member Jirga entered Afghanistan via the Chaman border crossing to hold talks with Afghan Taliban. The members of the delegation told media that they would try to convince the Afghan Taliban to avoid such attacks in the future. They said disputes should be resolved through dialogue.

Last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Afghan Chargé d’Affaires in Islamabad and issued strong condemnation over recent incidents of unprovoked cross-border shelling by Afghan Border Security Forces in the Chaman-Spin Boldak area.

The foreign office, in a statement, said the shelling resulted in loss of life, injuries and damage to property on the Pakistani side.

“It was reiterated that protection of civilians remained the responsibility of both sides and that recurrence of these incidents must be prevented. It was agreed to use established institutional mechanisms in this regard,” reads the statement.

At least one person was killed and over dozen injured after Afghar border forces targeted civilian population in Chaman area on Friday. This was second incident in less than week as eight people were martyred and several others wounded in an attack on Sunday. 

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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