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Lt Gen Amjad Shoaib denies saying Indian terrorist Jadhav was arrested from Iran, exposes RAW propaganda

02:32 PM | 24 May, 2017
Lt Gen Amjad Shoaib denies saying Indian terrorist Jadhav was arrested from Iran, exposes RAW propaganda
ISLAMABAD - Retired Lieutenant General Amjad Shoaib has rejected Indian media claims that he has admitted that the Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was captured in Iran.

In an exclusive talk with Daily Pakistan, the retired general vehemently rejected the claims of story published in India Today titled 'Big blow for Pakistan: Ex-ISI official admits Kulbhushan Jadhav was captured from Iran', that claimed that the former ISI official (Amjad Shoaib is not an ex-ISI officer) admitted that Jadhav was arrested from Iran, an argument that India maintains in the International Court of Justice in its defence.

He said the Indian publication did not approach him before publishing the story and based its claims on the doctored clip, adding they took his statements out of the reference and context. He said that in the show which the clip is taken from, he actually meant that Jadhav was headquartered in Iran, which Jadhav has confessed himself.

There is a clip circulating in Indian media where his quote is clipped and is taken out of context.

Giving credence to his stance, the general maintained that had the spy been arrested from inside of Iran, there would have been a protest from the Iranian government and a diplomatic pressure on Pakistan for carrying out the operation in a sovereign country's territory - which did not happen. "Indian media, by taking my clip out of context is trying to frame it in such a way that makes me look like saying that we captured him from inside of Iran when I meant that he came from Iran and we captured him."

"They have done it to me in the past too," He said. "In a TV show, I once had said 'Only China will benefit from CPEC if Pakistan does not do its homework'. However, Indian media ran the story that a retired Pakistani General is saying that 'Only China will benefit from CPEC' changing the whole meaning of my statement," he added.

On the other hand, some in Pakistan were quick to jump on Gen Shoaib's statement as if what he has said was the conclusive proof that Jadhav was arrested from India.

https://twitter.com/gulbukhari/status/867306152689905669

It may be noted here that General Shoaib has not served Pakistan Army in a long time and was long retired when Kulbhushan was arrested in Balochistan. He does not have any security clearance to have such classified information.

In the International Court of Justice, Pakistan has said that its security forces arrested Jadhav from Balochistan on March 3 last year after he entered from Iran.

The full show where the statement is taken from:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XijHPWr3G5A

A previous version of this story stated that Lt Gen(r) Amjad Shoaib is an ex-ISI officer, however Shoaib has never been a part of ISI. Mistake is regretted.

Waqas Ahmed is Editor, Digital Media, at Daily Pakistan Global. You can reach him at waqas@dailypakistan.com.pk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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