Pakistan seeks Korea's help in smartphones manufacturing

Ambassador of Korea meets IT Minister Syed Amin Ul Haque 

07:14 PM | 28 Apr, 2021
Pakistan seeks Korea's help in smartphones manufacturing

ISLAMABAD – Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Suh Sangpyo called on Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin-ul-Haque in the federal capital on Wednesday. 

The minister welcomed the Korean Ambassador in his office, and during meeting matters of mutual interests and related to IT and Telecommunication were discussed. 

The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of IT and Telecom.

Haque said that Pakistan greatly values its relations with the Republic of the Korea. "The Ministry of IT & Telecom is taking steps regarding digitalization. Pakistan’s IT &  Telecom sector is rapidly progressing," he added. 

He told the Korean envoy that Pakistan's ICT export remittances have surged to $1.512 billion at a growth rate of 43.59% during July-March of FY 2020-21, in comparison to US $1.053 billion during same period last financial year.

"Ministry of IT and Telecommunication is committed for provision of telecom service across the country including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan (GB)," he affirmed and added Pakistan wants to get benefits from the experience  of Korea in the field of IT.

The minister also urged Korea to support Pakistan in smartphones manufacturing and assembling.

"Korean companies can invest in Pakistan as atmosphere for foreign investment in Pakistan is conducive, since exchange of IT professionals and startups between the two countries is also vital.

Speaking on occasion, the ambassador said that Korea wanted to establish information excess center in Pakistan.

He also lauded IT Ministry's efforts for promotion of IT and Telecommunication in the country. 

Senior officers of the Ministry of IT & Telecom were also present in the meeting.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
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 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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