Individuals playing in foreign hands exploiting sentiments of terror-victims, says COAS Gen Bajwa

Haider Ali 08:16 PM | 2 May, 2019
Individuals playing in foreign hands exploiting sentiments of terror-victims, says COAS Gen Bajwa
PESHAWAR - Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed on Thursday that few individuals playing in foreign hands were by design exploiting sentiments of the people who had actually suffered at the hands of terrorism and now needed care.

Interacted with students of various universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Corps Auditorium, the military chief said Pakistani nation and its armed forces had done a great job in their fight against terrorism.

It’s time now to have its dividends through socio-economic development in which education was the most important, a press release issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The COAS said that Pakistan was blessed with dynamic and talented youth and the future of Pakistan belonged to them.

Referring to the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement, he said that the group itself was not an issue as the issues being highlighted were genuine and natural in the post-operation environment.

The Army Chief said that both the government and the security forces were working to address genuine issues of the tribals regardless of where they came from.

“For us progress towards enduring peace through socio-economic development came first and we shall fail all inimical forces and their conspiracies trying to undo our gains”, the COAS said.

The students expressed full support for Pakistani armed forces and said that they would be contributors and not bystanders to the bright future of Pakistan and that they would not be swayed by detractors of any type.

Time's Up: DG ISPR

The Director General of ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor told newsmen a few days ago that PTM was in touch with India and Afghanistan. The military's spokesperson confirmed that a relative of Manzoor Pashteen met Indian official in Afghanistan, accusing the group of receiving funds from foreign countries.

He clarified Army wanted to make every effort to resolve the issues faced by Pashtuns in tribals areas, but, the way, they (PTM) adopted to eradicate such grievances would no longer be tolerated.

“No one can fight with the state. We were told to deal gently with PTM since day one”. “Why does TTP speak in favour of PTM? Why is your narrative similar,” he asked.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


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 February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 267.53 268.18
Euro EUR 290.22 290.82
UK Pound Sterling GBP 330.48 331.18
U.A.E Dirham AED 72.78 73.08
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.23 71.53
Australian Dollar AUD 190 193
Bahrain Dinar BHD 702.68 710.68
Canadian Dollar CAD 201.75 205
China Yuan CNY 39.15 39.55
Danish Krone DKK 38.6 39
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 33.72 34.07
Indian Rupee INR 3.24 3.35
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 865.31 874.31
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.24 62.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.35 173.35
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 686.49 694.49
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 72.58 73.28
Singapore Dollar SGD 201.2 203.2
Swedish Korona SEK 25.45 25.75
Swiss Franc CHF 286.19 288.69
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 202,000 PKR 2,390


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