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Pakistan snubs India invite for PAC, Lok Sabha’s centennial celebrations

05:31 PM | 25 Nov, 2021
Pakistan snubs India invite for PAC, Lok Sabha’s centennial celebrations

ISLAMABAD – Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has rejected an invitation by India to the 100th celebrations of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

India’s Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had sent the invitation in October for the centennial celebrations which will take place on December 4. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would also deliver a speech on the occasion.

Sanjrani has rejected the invitation in protest of India’s move to revoke the special status of the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

On August 5 2019, the Narendra Modi-led BJP regime had repealed Article 370 of the Constitution of India, which grants special status to the restive state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind signed this notification to this effect after Home Minister, Amit Shah had formally proposed revoking the article which gave J&K autonomy over its affairs, except in foreign affairs, defence, and communication.

The development allowed anyone from India to buy land in the disputed Muslim-majority region and comes into effect immediately.

Earlier this month, National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf rejected an invitation by Indian counterpart to a regional summit on Afghanistan where the Taliban regained power in mid-August.

Yusuf announced it while talking to the media after attending a ceremony during which Pakistan and Uzbekistan signed a protocol for the establishment of a joint security commission.

NSA categorically stated, “I will not visit New Delhi for the meeting”.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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