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Biden warns of more attacks in Kabul as military begins final pullout

09:57 AM | 29 Aug, 2021
Biden warns of more attacks in Kabul as military begins final pullout

KABUL – US President Joe Biden Saturday warned another attack ‘highly likely’ at Kabul Airport within 36 hours while the US State Department called the threat ‘specific and credible’.

The Democratic Party leader said he learned of the threats from his commanders, and ordered them to take all possible measures to prioritize the protection of force, and ensured that they have all the authorities, resources, and plans to protect our men and women on the ground.

“The situation on the ground continues to be extremely dangerous, and the threat of terrorist attacks on the airport remains high”, he said while Pentagon officials, in a presser, told that “threats from IS offshoot group are still very real. They are very dynamic, and we are monitoring them literally in real-time.”

On Thursday, a suicide bombing at the Hamid Karzai Airport killed at least 170 Afghans and 13 US service members while the US vowed to respond with ‘force and precision’ to the attack. Later, US Defense Press Secretary told newsmen that ‘a retaliatory strike had killed two ISIS-K members and injured a third.

However, he didn't provide further details on the identities, though he mentioned that the terror wing lost a ‘planner, and a facilitator’. It further added that there were no ‘civilian casualties’.

The recent terror attack has pushed the US and the Taliban into a form of cooperation to ensure security at the airport. The insurgents have now cordoned off highways leading to the facility and are only letting sanctioned buses pass.

Meanwhile, evacuation efforts are ongoing in the days leading up to August 31, when US soldiers plan to withdraw from war raked country after 2 long decades. As per the latest figures, around 117,000 civilians and personnel have been evacuated, including 5,400 Americans.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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