'Azm-e-Istehkam' not a repeat of past military operations, PM House clarifies

08:43 AM | 25 Jun, 2024
'Azm-e-Istehkam' not a repeat of past military operations, PM House clarifies
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has announced a new operation Operation Azm-e-Istehkam to root out terrorism and extremism, but several stakeholders called it destabilising initiative that will further weaken the country.

Amid unexpected response from several political parties, Prime Minister's Office clarified that Operation Azm-e-Istehkam was announced for sustainable peace and stability, and is being misunderstood.

A statement issued by Prime Minister Office said the operation is incorrectly being compared to previous military campaigns like Zarb-e-Azb and Rah-e-Nijat, which targeted no-go areas and regions challenging state authority.

It mentioned that past operations required large-scale displacement of local populations, and noted that currently, there are no such no-go areas in Pakistan.

PM House also emphasized that military operations conducted in former regimes decisively dismantled capability of terrorist organizations to conduct large-scale operations within Pakistan.

It said the government is not moving for any large-scale military operation that would necessitate population displacement.

Azm-e-Istehkam was termed a multifaceted national vision for sustainable peace and stability, involving collaboration between various security agencies and the entire state apparatus.

The aim is to reinvigorate the ongoing implementation of revised National Action Plan, which was initiated with national consensus in the political arena. The goal is to decisively eliminate the remnants of terrorists, their criminal facilitators, and violent extremism in the country.

PM House said the operation will ensure a secure environment conducive to Pakistan's economic development and prosperity, and will incorporate political, diplomatic, legal, and informational aspects in addition to the ongoing operations by law enforcement agencies.

It urged all Pakistanis to support this positive initiative, launched with collective wisdom and political consensus for national security and stability, while dispelling all misconceptions and ending unnecessary debates on the topic.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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