Pakistan is an important country in South Asia: Nepalese Foreign Minister

09:53 PM | 22 Sep, 2016
Pakistan is an important country in South Asia: Nepalese Foreign Minister
NEW YORK – The Nepalese Foreign Minister on Thursday said that Pakistan is an important country in South Asia and expressed the desire to enhance bilateral relations.

The Foreign Minister of Nepal, Prakash Sharan Mahat called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly session in New York.

Prime Minister at UN Nepalese Foreing Minister

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif highlighted that there is tremendous potential to enhance bilateral trade relations.

Current trade volume of US$ 1.36 million per annum was far from satisfactory. Both countries could work together in the fields of agriculture, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure and automotive industry, the meeting reiterated.

The Prime Minister stressed the need for early conclusion of a bilateral Free Trade Agreement.

Cooperation in multilateral fora, particularly SAARC was also discussed. It was agreed that there is a need to making SAARC a more effective body to bring about a meaningful improvement in the lives of the people of South Asia.

The Prime Minister looked forward to welcoming Prime Minister Prachanda at the 19th SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad in November.

The Prime Minister asked the Foreign Minister to convey good wishes to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on assuming responsibilities as Prime Minister of Nepal and expressed the hope that both leaders could work together to enhance bilateral relations.

Usman Mujib Shami is the Executive Editor of Daily Pakistan. He did his Masters in international Business from Hult University and his Bachelors from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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