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AMAN-2019: Multinational maritime exercise kicks off in Pakistan Friday

Web Desk 03:54 PM | 7 Feb, 2019
AMAN-2019: Multinational maritime exercise kicks off in Pakistan Friday
KARACHI – The multinational maritime exercise AMAN-2019, hosted by the Pakistan Navy (PN), will commence from Friday (February 8), the Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday.

Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Amjad Niazi told media men that this exercise will be comprised of two phases, in which contingents (DASTAS) of forty six countries will take part.

The exercise was first held in 2007. Twenty-eight countries participated in the first exercise along with their ships, aircraft and observers.

The drills, aimed at conveying a message of peace to the world, are organised bi-annually.

Niazi said that an international maritime conference will also be arranged on the occasion.

Commander Mirza Arslan Baig and Lt. Commandar Javeria Naseem, while taking part in a programme of News and Current Affairs channel in Islamabad yesterday, said 46 countries have so far confirmed their intention to participate in the multi-nation drill. These countries will send their ships, aircraft, special forces and marine troops. In addition, senior naval officers and other delegates will participate as observers.

Commander Mirza Arslan Baig said objectives of the exercise include projecting a positive image of Pakistan as a country contributing towards regional peace and stability, consolidating Pakistan Navy's position in the regional maritime arena, enhancing interoperability with regional and extra regional navies and displaying of united resolve against maritime terrorism and piracy.

He said various kinds of maritime threats including terrorism, drugs smuggling, human trafficking, and disasters require collaboration of many countries. He said this exercise will enhance cooperation between the friendly navies. The naval commander said Arabian Sea is a busy traffic route for ships and the port of Gwadar has assumed a special importance due to its strategic location.

Speaking on the occasion, Lt. Commander Javeria said drills in peace time prepare the forces well for any real conflict situation. She said wants peace on its land as well as sea frontiers.

In January, two Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force P3C aircraft of Deployed Maritime Force for Anti-Piracy Enforcement (DAPE) visited the PNS Mehran in Karachi for pre-AMAN-19 exercise activity.

The Japanese aircrew participated in various events including search and rescue (SAR) and counter-piracy (CP) exercises along with navy aircrew. The Japanese contingent also visited maritime and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) museums to learn about the historic achievements of the two forces.

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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 4, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430

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