‘Gen Bajwa played double game’, says Imran Khan as he now regrets giving extension to ex-army chief

09:06 AM | 4 Dec, 2022
‘Gen Bajwa played double game’, says Imran Khan as he now regrets giving extension to ex-army chief
Source: Imran Khan (Instagram)

LAHORE – Ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan said his government’s decision to extend former chief of the army staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa’s term in 2019 was a ‘mistake’.

The defiant politician made these remarks during an exclusive interview with Bol News as he revealed that Gen Bajwa was playing a ‘double game’ and he could later identify that even PTI members were being given different messages.

PTI chief added that the retired general used to give different messages to his party members, admitting he had a strange attitude after the extension.

Responding to a question, Khan said he used to trust whatever Gen Bajwa said. He continued saying that ‘I would tell him [Gen Bajwa] that both of us are thinking about Pakistan and our only purpose was to save the country,’ adding that he didn’t know how he was being betrayed.

Khan mentioned receiving reports from the Intelligence Bureau about a ‘game’, admitting that he was aware for some time about retired officials and then opposition members.

PTI chief said an extension should not be given at that time, adding that the situation was otherwise and he had not many options.

Opposes elections after March

Sharing his views on upcoming general polls, the former premier said he invited the ruling coalition to hold talks over the date of general elections, noting that his party would only wait till March 2023.

if the government is ready to hold elections by the end of March, he would not dissolve Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies, Khan said while hinting at dissolving assemblies, if Sharif-led government mulled extending polls after March.

He cited the worsening economic situation as a key reason behind the demand for early elections and mentioned that the debt of cash strapped country was constantly increasing with every passing day. Rulers run away in the end and it’s the citizens who suffer, he added.

PTI chief also mentioned that Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi had promised to follow his orders, saying the latter has given him the full authority to dissolve the assembly whenever I want.


Rupee recovers marginally against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 30 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates in Pakistan increase; Check today’s gold rates 30 November 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 30 November 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Karachi PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Islamabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Peshawar PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Quetta PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sialkot PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Attock PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujranwala PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Jehlum PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Multan PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Bahawalpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujrat PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nawabshah PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Chakwal PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Hyderabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nowshehra PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sargodha PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Faisalabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Mirpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675


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