Afghan refugees in Pakistan continue to return home as deadline ends today

11:52 AM | 31 Oct, 2023
Afghan refugees in Pakistan continue to return home as deadline ends today
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Over one lac undocumented Afghan citizens returned to their homeland, as deadline for 1.7 million Afghans to leave Pakistan ends today and authorities waned of arrest and deportation.

Authorities in country's northwestern Pakistan started arresting undocumented Afghans and taking them to new holding centres, and they will be forcibly returned to homeland.

As the deadline nears, a large number of refugees depart from the country. More than 104,481 Afghan refugees have returned across the border since Pakistani government sets November 1 as deadline.

Local mosques continue to make announcement in areas near the Pak-Afghan border to remind refugees to exit the country before the deadline. Meanwhile, officials issued warning for people who gave homes to Afghan residents for temporary stay.

Pakistani government has formed ‘holding centres’ in parts of the country where undocumented refugees will be held after crackdown.

Crisis hit Pakistan hosted millions of refugees who started trickling into the country during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. 

Lately, several Pakistani areas, especially KP and Balochistan saw uptick in terror attacks as intel reports claimed that Afghan residents were involved in terror incident, forcing government to shut down doors on Afghans.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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