Rana Sanaullah says 'serious negotiations' can only be held with PM Shehbaz

01:56 PM | 2 Jun, 2023
Rana Sanaullah says 'serious negotiations' can only be held with PM Shehbaz
Source: Twitter

ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah stated on Friday that meaningful negotiations could only take place with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seeks to engage in talks following the events of May 9.

“If you genuinely want to negotiate, the discussions will be exclusively conducted with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif,” tweeted the interior minister.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan, who previously adamantly refused to negotiate with incumbent leaders whom he referred to as “thieves,” has now changed his position and is willing to engage in talks with the government.

To facilitate this, he formed a seven-member committee, consisting of PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, former Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, former National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, PTI Sindh President Haleem Adil Sheikh, and former ministers Murad Saeed, Hammad Azhar, and Aun Abbasi.

Defense Minister Khawaja Asif recently suggested that Khan should form an “alternative” committee while constituting the negotiation team, as people keep leaving his party.

This was evident when Khattak announced his resignation as PTI’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa president a day earlier.

While the government’s top ministers have firmly rejected the idea of negotiating with the PTI chief, Sanaullah had previously hinted that there might be some room for discussions.

In an interview with Voice of America (VOA), Sanaullah assured that PM Shehbaz would respond “positively” if the PTI chief approached him for talks.

The interior minister expressed regret that Khan forms committees for negotiations but refuses to personally engage with political opponents.

However, in the same interview, Sanaullah also mentioned that, from the government’s perspective, it might not be the right time to commence talks with the PTI, as it could hurt the sentiments of the families of martyrs due to the incidents on May 9.

Since then, around 100 PTI leaders from all four provinces have left the party, and more are expected to follow suit, with thousands of workers in custody for their alleged involvement in the vandalism.

Khan’s party has faced the full force of the state after his party workers burned and vandalized military installations, including the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, following his arrest on May 9—a day the army labeled as the “Black Day.”

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 30, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 30, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – October 1, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,800 on Sunday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 173,870.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 1 October 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420


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