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Pakistan Defence Minister, ISI chief in Afghanistan to discuss security issues

03:13 PM | 22 Feb, 2023
Pakistan Defence Minister, ISI chief in Afghanistan to discuss security issues
Source: social media

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt General Nadeem Anjum, with other high-ranking officials, are in Afghanistan’s capital to discuss key border issues, mainly counter-terrorism measures, Foreign Office said.

Pakistan's top delegation met Afghanistan's acting deputy prime minister on Wednesday in the latest visit to war-torn nation as terrorists continue to take shelter in the neighboring country.

The recent visit comes at a time of heightened security concerns in areas bordering Afghanistan as TTP and other terror organizations escalated attacks on security forces.

The pictures doing rounds on the internet show the country’s top spymaster and Defence Minister meeting Afghan officials. Two sides reportedly discussed the promotion of bilateral ties, trade, regional links, and economic cooperation.

Mullah Baradar emphasized strengthening ties between the two sides. He urged enhanced trade and economic ties between neighboring sides. He further called for facilitating passagers through Torkham and Spin Boldak gates of travelers, especially those seeking medical care, per reports.

Pakistani delegation reiterated all-out efforts to help Afghanis, developing trade corridors, roads and other infrastructure.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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