'Allies do not put each other on notice', FO reacts to Pence's statement

07:38 PM | 22 Dec, 2017
'Allies do not put each other on notice', FO reacts to Pence's statement
ISLAMABAD - Strongly reacting to US Vice President Mike Pence’s remarks, Pakistan has said that allies do not put each other on notice.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesman, Dr. Mohammad Faisal said: "Allies do not put each other on notice. On notice should be those factors responsible for the exponential increase in drug production, expansion of ungoverned spaces, industrial-scale corruption, the breakdown of governance, and letting Daesh gain a foothold in Afghanistan."

Also focus should be on creating peace and reconciliation mechanisms, the spokesman said and added that “Finally, externalizing blame should be put on notice.”

Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson said that Pence’s statement is at variance with the extensive conversations we have had with the US Administration.

Soon after the UNGA rejected Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israel capital, the US Vice President Mike Pence landed in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit on Thursday night to meet with Afghan leadership and rally US troops for his first trip to the country as vice president.

In an apparent warning to Pakistan during his visit to Afghanistan, Pence said; "Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our efforts in Afghanistan. The days of shelter terrorists have gone. It has much to lose by continuing to harbour terrorists.

"I believe victory is closer than ever before," US media quoted Pence as saying during his meeting with troops.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 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 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
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 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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