National Security Council huddle underway for policy response to Trump criticism

12:25 PM | 24 Aug, 2017
National Security Council huddle underway for policy response to Trump criticism
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is presiding over a meeting of National Security Council in Islamabad today (Thursday).

As per the details, the prime minister will took up the issue of US President Donald Trump's statement regarding putting pressure on Pakistan for allegedly giving safe havens to terror groups.

The meeting is being attended by foreign minister, interior minister, head of all armed forces and chief of joint staff of committee where a comprehensive response will be evolved regarding Trump's statement.

On Tuesday, a cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi discussed the statement of Trump and expressed disappointment for ignoring sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in war on terror.
During the meeting, Prime Minister was mandated to raise the issue in the meeting of the National Security Committee for a comprehensive policy response to America.

Accusing Islamabad of harbouring “agents of chaos, violence, and terror” the tycoon-turned-president clarified his intent on Monday while announcing policy regarding South Asia to increase pressure on the country to stop any re-emergence of safe havens in order to gain regional peace, besides announcing increase of US troops in Afghanistan.
He said, “We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond,” besides warning that Pakistan had much to lose by providing safe havens to terrorists.

In the preliminary response, Foreign Office highlighted the fact that no country in the world has done more than Pakistan to weed out terrorism.

'Acknowledgement Not Assistance'

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday said Pakistan did not need of US assistance to wage war on terrorist as Pakistani nation has brought the war to a conclusive end on their own.
The US did not hailed contribution of Pakistan as it deserved, the foreign minister said, adding that the role of India, which is sponsoring state terrorism, was appreciated.

In a meeting with US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said Pakistan has sacrificed a lot in the war against terrorism.

“We are not looking for any material or financial assistance from US but trust, understanding and acknowledgment of our contributions".

“Collaboration and synergy of effort all stakeholders is the key to success to bring this long drawn war in Afghanistan to its logical conclusion,” the army chief added.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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