Pak-Afghan Tensions: Chaman border closed for 12th day

02:34 PM | 29 Aug, 2016
Pak-Afghan Tensions: Chaman border closed for 12th day
CHAMAN (News Desk) - The NATO supplies and cross border trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan was suspended as Pak-Afghan Friendship Gate on Pak-Afghan border in Chaman remained closed for the twelfth consecutive day, here on Monday.

However, traders and NATO supplies took their way to the Torkham border to cross border into Afghanistan.

The Pakistani officials deployed on Pak-Afghan Friendship Gate in Chaman said that the Islamabad had been informed about the minutes of flag meetings held between officials of Pakistan and Afghan border forces in Chaman over the issue of the border closure.

“The federal government will decide to open the border,” they said, adding that they were waiting for government orders.

Meanwhile, media reports said that traders and containers loaded with NATO supplies have now started moving to Torkham border in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa to cross border into Afghanistan.

Hundreds of vehicles loaded with goods were queued in both sides of the friendship gate. Thousands of people were also waiting for the opening of the gate to cross border.

The border was closed after Afghan people torched Pakistan National Flag in Afghan area along the border few days back.

“No one can be allowed to burn our National Flag and use derogatory language against our country,” said a Pakistani official deployed at the border gate in Chaman.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 21, 2024 (Sunday) 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 301.35 303.25
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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