ISLAMABAD – Pakistani politicians expressed their condolences over the death Pope Benedict XVI late Saturday night.
The first German pope in a thousand years, Benedict experienced a rapid decline in his health over Christmas before his death at the age of 95.
Leaders from across the globe, including Pakistan, reacted to the tragic development while offering condolences and praying for the departed soul.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif offered condolence with a post, “Deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. He would be mourned by millions around the world, including in Pakistan. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
Deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. He would be mourned by millions around the world including in Pakistan. May his soul rest in eternal peace.— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) December 31, 2022
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari also expressed grief over Benedict’s death.
“We are saddened to learn about the passing away of Pope Benedict XVI,” he wrote on Twitter. “May he rest in peace. We join our Christian compatriots and Catholics around the world in prayers for His Holiness at this time of mourning.”
We are saddened to learn about the passing away of Pope Benedict XVI. May he Rest In Peace. We join our Christian compatriots and Catholics around the world in prayers for His Holiness at this time of mourning.— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) December 31, 2022
The authorities in Vatican said official government delegations at the funeral would be limited to those from Germany and Italy.
Pakistani rupee witnessed upward trajectort against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Wednesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.7 for buying and 286.75 for selling.
Euro remained stable at 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate increased to 361 for buying, and 364 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.6 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||361||364|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.49||36.84|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
KARACHI – Gold prices in the local market continue to decline in line with the international market.
On Wednesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,100.
Each tola for 24 karat is Rs216,700, 22 Karat is Rs198,640, and 21 karat rate per tola is Rs189,613 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,525.00 for single tola.
In the global market, the precious metal moved down, and hovers around $2023 per ounce after drop of around $10.
|Lahore||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Karachi||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Quetta||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Attock||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Multan||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|