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Will call off Afghan reconciliation process if Trump does not change his ways, Pakistan tells US

04:20 PM | 24 Aug, 2017
Will call off Afghan reconciliation process if Trump does not change his ways, Pakistan tells US
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani government has informed the US that it would call off Afghan reconciliation process if Trump does not change his ways.

Utilizing diplomatic channels, the government has informed the Trump administration that  Pakistan will set its strategy for a peaceful Afghanistan in view of its own national security policy.

According to a report by Express Tribune, it has been clarified to the 'furious' US that Pakistan would not budge under any pressure.

The recently appointed officials under Donald Trump have been told that Pakistan achieved 100% results in its military operations against terrorists.

'The military operation would continue unabated till the elimination of last terrorist' the message read as cited by sources.

The country, fighting war against terrorism from over one and a half decade has informed  US Ambassador David Hale that Pakistan was not dependent on Washington for its defence system and its economy was also not relying on American financial assistance.

Pakistan has also started mustering support of its allies including China and Russia, who through their statements threw weight behind Pakistan asking US to cooperate on Afghan war with mutual respect.

'If the US adopts a balanced policy, Pakistan will also establish good relations with the Trump administration, otherwise Pakistan can review its relations on all issues,' said the source.

The tycoon-turned-president accused the long-standing ally of providing safe havens to terrorists, an allegation Pakistan categorically rejects.

Besides veiled threats, Trump also cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan, backtracking from his promise to evacuate war-torn region.

On the other hand, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani sided with Trump’s strategy and welcomed it for achievement of self-reliance.


The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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