ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and China have agreed to maintain close communication to fast-track the bilateral cooperation agenda for mutual benefit of the people of the two countries in 2023 and beyond.
The agreement reached during a comprehensive telephone conversation between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday.
The two leaders’ discussion was characterized by warmth and cordiality, in keeping with the best traditions of the Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership, said a press release issued by PM’s Office.
The prime minister and the Chinese Premier exchanged New Year greetings, noting that bilateral relations had grown to new heights in 2022, and agreeing to maintain the steady momentum of bilateral cooperation in 2023.
Recalling his visit to China in November last year and wide-ranging conversations with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li, Shehbaz Sharif underscored Pakistan’s commitment to fostering closer relations with China, and reiterated Pakistan’s unstinting support on China’s core interests.
The prime minister emphasized Pakistan’s unswerving focus on timely progress of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects and assured the Chinese Premier that Pakistan would provide a completely secure and conducive business environment for Chinese investors.
Premier Li Keqiang assured the Prime Minister that China views Pakistan not only as a strategic friend but as a country whose stability and economic welfare is of utmost importance to the region and to China. He said China would always stand in solidarity with Pakistan.
Noting the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan being held in Geneva on Monday, the Prime Minister briefed Premier Li on the latest progress in post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation in Pakistan and conveyed Pakistan’s profound gratitude for China’s prompt and generous support for the flood-affected people.
Premier Li assured the Prime Minister of China’s continued support for Pakistan’s reconstruction efforts and the success of the Conference.
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 January 28, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||313||316|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||30.94||31.29|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||156.69||158.69|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.
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 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Karachi||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Islamabad||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Peshawar||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Quetta||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Sialkot||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Attock||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Gujranwala||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Jehlum||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Multan||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Gujrat||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Nawabshah||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Chakwal||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Hyderabad||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Nowshehra||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Sargodha||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Faisalabad||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|
|Mirpur||PKR 204,100||PKR 2,220|