Pakistan to re-open Chaman border after Afghanistan apologizes for Aug 18 incident

07:24 PM | 31 Aug, 2016
Pakistan to re-open Chaman border after Afghanistan apologizes for Aug 18 incident
QUETTA - Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday consented to re-open the Friendship Gate at the Chaman border on Sept 1st after Afghanistan apologized for the August 18 incident that saw Afghans protesting against Pakistan by pelting stones at the border.

The border was closed after angry Afghan protestors had desecrated the Pakistani flag and pelted stones at the Pakistani side.

During the fifth flag meeting between Pakistan and Afghan border forces, Afghan General Muhammad Ali said the incident was a misunderstanding. He further added that those involved were enemies of both Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Trade activities at Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Chaman were badly affected by the closure of Bab-e-Pakistan Friendship Gate, long ques of vehicles and trucks waited for the reopening of the border.

Apparently, Afghans were showing their support to India by disrespecting the Pakistani flag and throwing stones at the border crossing gate after the Narendra Modi’s August 15 speech.

Frontier Corps (FC), a paramilitary force, closed the border to avert any untoward incident after afghan border forces did not stop people on their side from damaging the order.

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
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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