Afghan Taliban willing to meet PM Imran in Pakistan

12:19 AM | 26 Jul, 2019
Afghan Taliban willing to meet PM Imran in Pakistan
DOHA - Afghan Taliban confirmed that they were willing to meet Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, Spokesperson Sohail Shaheen said on Thursday.

Talking to British broadcaster, Shaheen said if they are given a formal invite by Pakistan, they would visit the country.

We often visit regional countries and would surely go there because Pakistan is our neighbor and Muslim country, he asserted.

Shaheen, who was talking via phone from Doha, was also asked to comment on criticism that they are Pakistan’s proxy, to which he responded that those who wanted to create problems for Taliban would continue to say so.

He detailed that the Taliban have divided the issue into two parts: external and internal.

Shaheen continued that in the first phase, they were negotiating with the foreign forces which are in final stages and in the second phase, they would hold talks with all the stakeholders and the Afghan government can also become part of it.

The announcement came days after Pakistan's Prime Minister confirmed that he would meet Taliban to help solve the Afghan crisis.

Pakistan's prime minister in his interview with Fox News also said that ‘good news was expected in 48 hours’ on two foreigners held hostage in Afghanistan.

On this issues, Shaheen said he can’t comment on the timeline but said they always look for a prisoner swap so that some of their arrested members are also released.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan recently visited the US and held discussions with President Donald Trump regarding the ongoing Afghan Peace Process.

Both the leaders agreed that there was no military solution to the crisis; President Donald Trump had also hailed Pakistan’s support in achieving the peace in the war-torn country.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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