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158 Pakistani peacekeepers sacrificed lives for global peace, DG ISPR

09:47 PM | 24 Oct, 2020
158 Pakistani peacekeepers sacrificed lives for global peace, DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD - As many as 158 Pakistani peacekeepers have sacrificed their lives for global peace, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar said this while extending United Nations "best wishes" on its 75th anniversary.

He added that Pakistan has contributed over 200,000 troops to 46 UN Missions in 28 countries.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pakistan Armed Forces extend best wishes to <a href="https://twitter.com/UN?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@UN</a> on its 75th anniversary. Pakistan has contributed over 200,000 troops in 46 UN Missions in 28 countries. 158 Pakistani Peace Keepers sacrificed their lives for global peace. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UNDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UNDay</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UN75thAnniversary?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UN75thAnniversary</a> <a href="https://t.co/G5rVhwEa6F">pic.twitter.com/G5rVhwEa6F</a></p>&mdash; DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1319953307398537216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

According to the UN, Pakistani troops are currently serving in seven UN operations, with the vast majority of them deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Darfur region of Sudan, and the Central African Republic.

Earlier this year, a Pakistani soldier was posthumously awarded a medal by the United Nations for his peacekeeping services rendered in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Amir Aslam was named the recipient of the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal, a posthumous award which is given by the UN to officers or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

According to Maj Gen Iftikhar, Aslam was a resident of Kotli in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and was serving in the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in the Congo.

He was awarded the medal by the UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres in a virtual ceremony held at the New York headquarters to m

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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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