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

Web Desk 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.

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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 4, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 205,300 PKR 2,360
Karachi PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Islamabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Peshawar PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Quetta PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sialkot PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Attock PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujranwala PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Jehlum PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Multan PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Bahawalpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujrat PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nawabshah PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Chakwal PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Hyderabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nowshehra PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sargodha PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Faisalabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Mirpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360

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