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Pakistan sticks to neutral policy on Russia-Ukraine conflict, says FO

05:59 PM | 28 Apr, 2023
Pakistan sticks to neutral policy on Russia-Ukraine conflict, says FO
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has once again vowed its neutrality on ongoing conflict between Russian and Ukraine.

During a weekly press briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch on Friday said that Islamabad was strictly following a neutral policy.

She clarified that the South Asian country had not extended any defence assistance to any side of the conflict. She, however, added that prior to the conflict there were strong defence ties between Pakistan and Ukraine.

The spokesperson said the first batch of 149 Pakistanis evacuated from Sudan has arrived safely in Karachi. “Safe evacuation of every Pakistani and bringing them home is top priority of the government,” she said.

Baloch also expressed grief over Indian atrocities in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). She revealed that the properties of Kashmiris Syed Shakeel Yusuf and Syed Shahid Yusuf were seized by Indian authorities, and both leaders were already in India's custody.

She said Pakistan had evidence of India's involvement in terrorism in Pakistan, adding that Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was found involved in the terrorist activities.

She also announced that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will undertake a visit to the United Kingdom to attend the coronation of Briatian’s King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla on May 6.

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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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