GOA – Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday linked any change in Pakistan’s India policy to the reversal of New Delhi's unilateral and illegal actions of August 5, 2019, and said the onus was on India to build a conducive environment for talks.
The foreign minister, talking to the media after addressing the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s Council of Foreign Ministers in Goa, said the Pakistan People's Party always advocated normalisation of ties with India but the latter’s unilateral action of revoking the special status of Kashmir had undermined the environment.
The unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, had not only violated international laws and the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions but also the bilateral agreements, he added.
The Indian violation, he said, had created a trust deficit as the country could unilaterally violate the bilateral agreements in the future too.
Asked about the Indian decision to host the G20 summit in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK), the foreign minister said, “Obviously we condemn it and at the time we will give such a response that it will be remembered.
“It is a show of Indian arrogance to the world that to hell with the international law, to hell with the United Nations Security Council resolutions, to hell with any bilateral agreements, India will hold their event in Kashmir.”
He also said that India would soon find that “they will be unable to achieve 110 percent attendance because other people will not compromise on their morals”.
KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.
During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.
Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.
Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.
The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Karachi||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Quetta||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Attock||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Multan||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,600||PKR 2,495|