Army Chief says no more bloc politics as Pakistan seeks balanced ties with all friendly nations

12:32 PM | 20 Dec, 2023
Army Chief says no more bloc politics as Pakistan seeks balanced ties with all friendly nations

RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Asim Munir on Wednesday interacted with US think tanks and journalists and reiterated that Pakistan seeks balanced relations with friendly nations and wants to develop itself as a connectivity hub.

ISPR quoting the country’s top general said Pakistan is not interested to be part of bloc politics and instead wants to develop itself as a gateway to Central Asia and beyond.

COAS Asim Munir is on an official visit to Washington, where he interacted with top political and US armed forces officials including the secretary of state and secretary of defence, and visited Pentagon.

In his meeting with US think tank members, General Asim Munir said Pakistan is looking to broaden bilateral ties with the US through long-term multi-domain partnership.

The four-star general pointed out that his interactions during the US visit with political and military leadership remained positive and forward-looking and will help bolster the relationship between the two sides.

He further maintained that Pakistan always stood as a bulwark against transnational terrorism for decades ensuring regional stability and global peace and security, and highlighted contributions and sacrifices in its enduring fight against terrorism.

ISPR quoting COAS further said that Pakistan will continue to fight till the logical end, in line with the aspirations of the people of Pakistan.

In his meeting, Gen Asim also stressed upon the need for resolution of the Kashmir Issue as per the aspirations of the people of Kashmir and the UNSC Resolutions. He termed IIOJK as an internationally accepted disputed area, saying no unilateral action can alter the nature of this dispute against the wishes of millions of people of the region.

He further called for immediate need to end the sufferings in Gaza, provision of humanitarian assistance and implementation of two-state solution for enduring peace in the region.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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