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US ambassador David Hale pays farewell call on PM Khan, COAS Bajwa

11:35 PM | 24 Aug, 2018
US ambassador David Hale pays farewell call on PM Khan, COAS Bajwa
ISLAMABAD - US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale Friday paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Imran Khan here at the PM Office.

The US Ambassador and Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed issues of mutual interest.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi was also present.

Hale told the foreign minister that this, along with a "readiness to turn the page", were the objectives of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's upcoming visit to Pakistan, a statement issued by the FO spokesperson's office said.

Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored the importance of Pakistan's longstanding relations with the US and said that he looked forward to welcoming US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad.

Qureshi assured Ambassador Hale that his interactions with US leadership would be based on honesty and sincerity so as to develop a sustained partnership in the interest of both countries.

He thanked Ambassador Hale for his services in Pakistan and congratulated him on in his next assignment as Undersecretary for Political Affairs at the US State Department, the press release said.

Outgoing US ambassador meets COAS Bajwa: ISPR

Outgoing US Ambassador in Pakistan Ambassador David Hale paid a farewell visit to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday, informed ISPR.

The army’s media wing said that the Army Chief thanked Ambassador for his services in Pakistan and acknowledged his contributions towards Pak-US relations.

Ambassador Hale thanked the COAS for the contributions of Pak Army towards regional peace and stability.

In a message before meeting the Pakistani officials, Ambassador Hale said in a tweet: "Serving as the American Ambassador to Pakistan has been a great privilege. I carry with me the kindness, warmth and hospitality the Pakistani people have shown me since I arrived in 2015."

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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