Afghanistan has not shared information on SP Dawar's murder: Foreign Office

03:30 PM | 22 Nov, 2018
Afghanistan has not shared information on SP Dawar's murder: Foreign Office
KABUL - Pakistan's Foreign Office has clarified that Afghanistan has not shared any information about Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar's murder.

Spokesperson of the foreign office, Dr Mohammad Faisal, addressed a media briefing on Thursday and provided assurances that Pakistani authorities were investigating the abduction and murder of the top cop whose body was found in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province last week.

The brutal killing stirred a diplomatic row between Islamabad and Kabul due to a two-day delay in the handing over of the SP's body by the Afghan authorities.

Pakistan had earlier accused the Afghan side of playing politics over a body and delaying its handover at the Torkham border. SP Dawar was found dead after almost two weeks since he disappeared from Pakistan's capital.

Besides SP Dawar, Dr Faisal also touched upon the recent tweets by Pakistani officials including by Prime Minister Imran Khan about a recent statement by United States President Donald Trump who accused Pakistan of doing nothing.

He elaborated that the tweets by Pakistan were aimed at setting the record straight.

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, the US leader referred to the suspension of Coalition Support Fund (CSF) and defended his move to block the release of funds to Islamabad.

“And we give Pakistan $1.3 billion a year . … [bin Laden] lived in Pakistan, we’re supporting Pakistan, we’re giving them $1.3 billion a year — which we don’t give them anymore, by the way. I ended it because they don’t do anything for us, they don’t do a damn thing for us.” Trump said in clear-worded remarks.

The Republican also referred to the presence of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

‘You know, living – think of this – living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan in what I guess they considered a nice mansion, I don’t know, I’ve seen nicer,’ Trump said, referring to bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad.

‘But living in Pakistan right next to the military academy, everybody in Pakistan knew he was there,” he alleged.

Welcoming US-Afghan Engagement

Dr Faisal said that Pakistan was aware of talks between US and Afghan Taliban and the country welcomes the talks that are being held in Qatar to reach a peaceful end to the 17-year long Afghan war.

Pakistan had provided intelligence to the US in order to counter terrorists in the region, Dr Faisal said.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
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 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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