Gen Raheel Sharif pins hopes on PM Imran-led govt

10:22 AM | 4 Sep, 2018
Gen Raheel Sharif pins hopes on PM Imran-led govt
RIYADH - Former chief of army staff General Raheel Sharif expressed hope that Pakistan will soon emerge as an economic power in the world.

Addressing a ceremony program organized by Bazm-e-Riaz in collaboration with the Embassy of Pakistan to celebrate the 71st independence day of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia, the ex-army chief also attached hopes with the newly-elected government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for the progress of the country.

The Commander-in-chief of Islamic Military Alliance, who was a special guest in the program, said, “We have to work together as one nation for its progress". He said that democracy was flourishing in the country.

“We hope that the new upcoming government will do a progressive work for Pakistan and its peoples,” he added.

“Our progress is ongoing. I believe the economic situation becomes better in those countries where peace and stability are better. Every overseas Pakistani is the ambassador of the country so each one of you needs to show higher values to highlight Pakistan in other countries of the world," Saudi Gazette quoted Sharif, as saying.

"Pakistan has a great potential, wherever I go in the world and in Saudi Arabia, I feel proud of them. Pakistanis are known for their hard work and wonderful abilities and they have built their own and unique identity on the basis of their extraordinary talent.

Pakistani Ambassador Khan Hasham Bin Saddique, who was the chief guest, also addressed the ceremony.

"Our country came into existence with a great struggle that includes the sacrifices of millions of lives so it’s now our duty to strive as one nation for its survival. Our ancestors greatly struggled to make this country, our current generation needs to play a valuable role to strengthen the country,” he said.

"Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia have performed many noble acts which can be proudly highlighted. Our doctors, our engineers, and our manpower are our assets and our pride,” he said.

Speaking about Kashmir the Ambassador said, "Kashmir is the aorta of Pakistan and the day is not far when the Kashmiris will be free from cruelty and able to breathe in the atmosphere of freedom. Today we have to pledge with ourselves that Pakistan is first to us," he concluded.


Rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar 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 – 1 December 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 39.59 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 drop in Pakistan; Check today’s gold rates 1 December 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 - 1 December 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.

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

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696


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