Communist Party leader praises Pakistan Army for protecting Chinese nationals and projects

10:11 PM | 21 Jun, 2024
Communist Party leader praises Pakistan Army for protecting Chinese nationals and projects
Source: ISPR

Liu Jianchao, Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC), praised the Pakistan Army’s efforts in ensuring the security of Chinese nationals and projects in the country, according to the military’s media wing.

This commendation came during Liu Jianchao's official visit to Pakistan, where he met with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, as reported by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday.

The Chinese minister also acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in maintaining regional peace and stability, highlighting the crucial role of the Pakistan Armed Forces in providing security for Chinese nationals and projects in the country, the ISPR stated.

During their meeting, they discussed various topics of mutual interest, including regional peace and stability, and reviewed progress on the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The COAS reiterated Pakistan’s strong commitment to its strategic partnership with China and pledged full support for the successful implementation of CPEC, a key project under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Liu Jianchao noted that his visit to Pakistan was a follow-up to successful meetings between the leaders of both countries in China. He emphasized the importance of the longstanding brotherly relations between the two nations and expressed satisfaction with the progress on CPEC, reaffirming China’s commitment to its timely completion.

Chinese investment and financial support since 2013 have significantly aided Pakistan’s struggling economy, including rolling over loans to help Islamabad meet external financing needs during a time of critically low foreign reserves.

Beijing has invested over $65 billion in road, infrastructure, and development projects in Pakistan under CPEC as part of the Belt and Road scheme.

Earlier today, Liu Jianchao co-chaired the third meeting of the Pakistan-China Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) of the Political Parties on CPEC with Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar.

Addressing the meeting, Liu advised Pakistani political leaders to set aside their differences, emphasizing that "internal stability is imperative for any nation to develop."

"In a turbulent world of rising uncertainties, stability within the country is essential for development. Faced with complex internal and external challenges, Pakistan is navigating carefully through turbulent waters," Liu Jianchao remarked.

Leaders from all major political parties, including the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and Pakistan People's Party (PPP), attended the event.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 19 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 19, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.9 for buying and 280.8 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.9 280.8
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.4 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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