Taliban appoint diplomatic staff at Afghan embassy, consulates in Pakistan

07:48 PM | 29 Oct, 2021
Taliban appoint diplomatic staff at Afghan embassy, consulates in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Taliban have sent their diplomatic staff to Pakistan in order to make Afghanistan’s embassy in Islamabad and consulates in other cities functional.

The Foreign Office has confirmed the development to the media. The move will restore activities at the embassy after two months of the Taliban control in Afghanistan.

In mid-August, the Taliban toppled former president Ashraf Ghani’s government, regaining control of the country after two decades of war with US-led forces.

Since then, the new rulers in Afghanistan are facing looming humanitarian crisis due to shortage of food and funds.

Reports said that the Taliban have appointed Mohammad Shokaib as first secretary or charge d'affaires at the embassy in Islamabad. He will not hold the formal title of ambassador as the Pakistani government has yet to recognize the Taliban government.

 “With regard to appointment of new staff in the Afghan Embassy, this is an administrative matter and is meant to enable the embassy to perform its functions, primarily the consular functions, as you are aware there are millions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and there are visa issues as well,” a spokesperson for the Pakistani foreign office said in a statement.

“So, this has to be seen in that context. I understand they have made similar appointments in their embassies in some other countries,” Arab News reported.


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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