Afghan nationals involved in terrorism in Pakistan, says Gen Asim

Army chief meets tribal elders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during a visit to Martyrs’ Memorial at Bala Hisar Fort

10:06 PM | 7 Aug, 2023
Afghan nationals involved in terrorism in Pakistan, says Gen Asim
Source: ISPR

PESHAWAR – General Asim Munir, the chief of army staff (COAS), said on Monday that "involvement of Afghan nationals in terrorist incidents in Pakistan" was detrimental to regional peace and stability.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen Asim expressed these views during a visit to the Martyrs’ Memorial at Bala Hisar Fort in Peshawar. He met tribal elders from the newly merged districts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the visit.

Gen Asim said that such actions were a deviation from the Doha Peace Agreement between the interim Afghan government and the United States.

During the interactive session, the COAS paid rich tributes to the sacrifices of brave and resilient tribals of Pakistan and appreciated their indomitable resolve to standing shoulder to shoulder with the security forces in defeating the menace of terrorism.

“With the unflinching resolve of the Nation, Pakistan is successfully countering terrorism to enable a stable and peaceful environment for socioeconomic development in the area” the COAS remarked.

“Terrorism has no place in Pakistan and the involvement of Afghan nationals in terrorist incidents in Pakistan is detrimental to regional peace, stability and deviation from the Doha Peace Agreement by the interim Afghan Government,” he said.

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The COAS said, “Pakistan has concerns over sanctuaries available to banned outfits and liberty of action they enjoy on Afghan soil. Pakistan will spare no effort to dismantle terrorist networks and protect its citizens at all costs.”

Tribal elders assured the army chief that TTP and its ideology will never be acceptable to any tribe and they will continue to stand with the state in thick and thin.

The COAS emphasised the potential of Newly Merged Districts (NMDs) and on going efforts in uplifting the socio-economic growth under the umbrella of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC).

The COAS said, “KPK province is blessed with huge reserves of mines and minerals, also beautiful areas for tourism which will certainly change the destiny of the area for the good of the people.”

“Pak Army stands with our tribal brothers and will never leave them alone as over the years they have given innumerable sacrifices for the peace and prosperity of the motherland. It’s time to develop all tribal areas and concentrate on the youth,” he said.

The COAS reiterated the resolve of the Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps and other Law Enforcement Agencies in their fight against terrorism, till elimination of this menace from the country. He showed the resolve to finish peril of Narco, which is becoming lifeline for these TTP khawaraj.

“The surge in terrorism in recent past is a futile effort on part of terrorists to get the talks re-initiated. However, there is no option for these terrorists except to submit to the writ of the state of Pakistan before they are decimated, if they persist on their wrong path."

He reiterated that propaganda by inimical forces against the armed forces of Pakistan will be dealt as per the law.

Paying tribute to brave tribesmen, officers & soldiers of the Pakistan Army, FC, Levies, Khasadars and Police, the COAS vowed that sacrifices of martyres  will not go in vain and complete peace will return to Pakistan, InshaAllah. 

Upon arrival, COAS Asim was received by Commander Peshawar Corps.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 10 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 741.76
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold price drops in Pakistan; Check out today gold rates here

Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 10 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Karachi PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Islamabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Peshawar PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Quetta PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sialkot PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Attock PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujranwala PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Jehlum PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Multan PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Bahawalpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujrat PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nawabshah PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Chakwal PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Hyderabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nowshehra PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sargodha PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Faisalabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Mirpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486


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