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.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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