extends Washington’s support for flood victims
ISLAMABAD – A three-member Congressional delegation of the United States called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, the military’s media wing said Tuesday.
In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations said the top general met Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Thomas Suozzi, and Congressman Alexander N Green and highlighted the crucial role global partners can play in the rehabilitation of flood victims as one-third of the country has been submerged by historic flooding.
Both sides also discussed matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, and bilateral cooperation in various fields.
The delegation also expressed grief over the destruction caused by the ongoing deluges in the South Asian country and offered sincere condolences to the families of the flood victims.
The ISPR added the visiting delegation offered Washington’s support to the people of Pakistan at this hour of need.
Officials also appreciated Islamabad efforts for regional stability and pledged to play their role in enhancing cooperation with Pakistan at various levels.
General Bajwa expressed his gratitude for the support and reiterated that assistance from Pakistan's global partners was vital for the rescue and rehabilitation of flood victims.
Earlier, the visiting members visited the flood-affected regions, where they were briefed on the relief and rescue operations.
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 8, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.78||332.48|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.18|
KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.
The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.
On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.
In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.