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Pakistan hits back at Indian defence minister for threatening to cross LoC

09:46 AM | 27 Jul, 2023
Pakistan hits back at Indian defence minister for threatening to cross LoC
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ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI – Pakistan has strongly denounced the statement of Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who threatened to cross the Line of Control (LoC).

Speaking at Kargil War Memorial, Modi’s close aide said if needed, New Delhi will cross the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir to maintain its honour and dignity.

Following the provocative statement, Islamabad condemned the statement of BJP leader, and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch urged neighboring country to exercise caution and refrain from its belligerent rhetoric.

Foreign Office said India must stop dragging Pakistan to stoke hyper-nationalism and for political gains.

Pakistan also warned its Eastern neighbor that the country is fully capable of defending itself from every kind of aggression. MoFA said such jingoistic statements form Indian leadership is reminded that Pakistan is fully capable of defending itself against any aggression.

Pakistan further reminded India about UN resolutions for final disposition of the territory in accordance with the will of Kashmiris. “India would be well-advised to faithfully implement these resolutions, rather than entertaining any notions of grandeur,” the statement further reads.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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