Pakistan FM Bilawal Bhutto calls on Afghan Taliban to cajole TTP for peace

02:17 PM | 29 Sep, 2022
Pakistan FM Bilawal Bhutto calls on Afghan Taliban to cajole TTP for peace
Source: @BBhuttoZardari (Twitter)

WASHINGTON – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called on Afghan Taliban to persuade the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other militant groups into shunning their activities for regional peace.

Addressing at US Institute of Peace in US capital, the minister addressed the issue as militants continued attacking Pakistan security forces across the border.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has found a sanctuary in neighboring Afghanistan, Bilawal said, urging Afghan rulers to use their influence on terror groups so they accepts the constitution and disarm.

Earlier, Pakistani premier Shehbaz Sharif while addressing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session shared concerns over the presence of terrorist groups on Afghan soil, a move that sparked a fresh diplomatic row between Islamabad and Kabul.

Taliban spokesperson earlier mentioned that territory of Afghanistan will not be used against any other country nor does any armed group currently have a presence in Afghanistan.

Kabul rejected the claims, despite that’s a clerics delegation meet with representatives of the extremist group in the Afghan capital.

Islamabad also penned a letter to the Afghan government about the presence of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar in Afghanistan, asking Taliban to hand him over to Pakistan.

Earlier this month, TTP ended another ceasefire with the Pakistani government, accusing Islamabad of breaching the Afghan Taliban-brokered accord.

The terror outfit announced ending the ceasefire by claiming responsibility for three attacks on law enforcers in flood-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

This time, the armed group accused the Pakistani side of making no efforts to make the negotiations successful including the non-release of prisoners, military operations, and lack of communication.

TTP is known for the heinous attack on Army Public school in Peshawar, in which more than 140 people were martyred, mostly school-going children.

The attacks from the banned organization earlier dropped after Pakistan Army conducted military operation in 2014 that pushed the militants out of North Waziristan district; however, attacks were continued to take place after the Afghan Taliban seize Kabul. 

Earlier this year, dozens of Pakistani soldiers were martyred in a series of cross-border attacks. Some of the attacks filmed by the TTP showed the terrorists using high-end weapons.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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