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Pakistan reopens Chaman border with Afghanistan

11:25 AM | 21 Nov, 2022
Pakistan reopens Chaman border with Afghanistan
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QUETTA – Pakistan has conditionally reopened its border with Afghanistan in Balochistan province more than a week after it was closed in protest over the killing of a solider, local media reported on Monday.

The soldier of Pakistan’s Frontier Corps paramilitary force was martyred after firing was opened from the Afghan side on November 13. Following the incident, Pakistan authorities announced to closed the Chaman border crossed for indefinite period.

Chaman is considered the most important border point for trade between the neighbouring countries after Torkham crossing.

Reports said that the Pakistan agreed to reopen the border after holding multiple meetings with Afghan officials.  

“The details of the talks and the decision to open the border had been conveyed to the civil-military liaison committee of Chaman, which agreed to open the border for trade and travel from Monday,” Dawn News said in its report, citing Chaman Deputy Commissioner Abdul Hameed Zehri.

Hundreds of Afghan nationals cross into Pakistan from Chaman and other crossing points every day for trade, medical treatment, work or to meet their relatives.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
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 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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