PM Nawaz to chair strategic cooperation meeting in Ankara today

10:07 AM | 23 Feb, 2017
PM Nawaz to chair strategic cooperation meeting in Ankara today
ANKARA - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Turkish premier Binali Yildirim will co-chair the 5th Session of Pakistan-Turkey high-level Strategic Cooperation Council in Ankara today (Thursday).

A joint declaration will be issued at the conclusion of the meeting and a number of agreements/MoUs are expected to be signed to strengthen ties between Pakistan and Turkey.

The Prime Minister will hold talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on bilateral, regional and international issues.

Prime Minister Sharif will also visit the Turkish Parliament to reaffirm Pakistan’s unequivocal support and solidarity with the Government and people of Turkey against the botched coup attempt in Turkey last year.

Earlier on arrival at Esenbõga Airport, Turkish Minister for Youth Ahmad Akif Cagatay Kilic received the Prime Minister at the Esenboga Airport. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Sohail Mahmood was also present.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Begum Kalsoom  Nawaz, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir and PM’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi.

The Prime Minister was presented a guard of honour and salute by a contingent of Turkish guard. Children attired in traditional dresses presented bouquets to the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also hosted dinner in honour of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his entourage at Presidential Palace in Ankara.

Both discussed regional issues and especially the issue of Afghanistan besides exchanging views regarding the recent spree of terrorism.

The writer is a civil servant.


Today Open Market Currency Rates - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 23 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 23, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 294.3 and selling rate is 297.9 while British Pound rate is 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 72.85.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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