PTI turns down PM Shehbaz Sharif’s 'grand dialogue' offer

10:29 PM | 5 Jun, 2022
PTI turns down PM Shehbaz Sharif’s 'grand dialogue' offer
Source: Farrukh Habib (Twitter)

ISLAMABAD – Amid the crippling inflation in the country and the growing anger among the masses, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is trying to bring ousted prime minister Imran Khan's party back to the dialogue table.

On Sunday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rejected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s offer of a "grand dialogue" among the stakeholders.

In a video statement, PTI Central Information Secretary Farrukh Habib said the incumbent government had floated the idea of a grand dialogue to hide its failures and inflation.

“Those who served as a curse to the poor people have laid the foundation of political and economic chaos in the country,” said Habib. The incumbent government was making “hilarious claims “ of fixing the economy by increasing oil, electricity and gas prices by 40-45%, he added.

He said, “The main beneficiary of their grand dialogue will not be health, economy or education, but Maqsood chaprasi.”

Earlier in the day, Sharif said that Pakistan urgently needed a grand dialogue. "We should think above ourselves and our personal likes and dislikes," he said. Progress and prosperity of the nation should be the top priority, he said.

"We will have to hold a grand dialogue with all stakeholders of the country if we have to lead Pakistan forward," the premier had said while addressing inauguration ceremony of Indus Hospital in Lahore.

He said the purpose of the grand dialogue was to "make sure there were no compromises over education, health and industries."

"Any change in the government shouldn’t matter... the country must keep going forward," the PM had said.

He said there were certain sectors of the economy like Information and Technology and industries through which the country could move ahead.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 8 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.71
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan increase; Check out latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 8 December 2023

On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583


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