PM Imran announces 15% raise in salaries of FC, Rangers troops

Top civil military leaders rushed to southwestern region days after deadly attacks

03:05 PM | 8 Feb, 2022
PM Imran announces 15% raise in salaries of FC, Rangers troops

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday announced an increase of 15 percent in salaries of troops of Frontier Constabulary and Rangers. 

He made the announcement while addressing troops during his visit to Naushki where members of the armed forces, including an officer, were martyred last week during a terrorist attack on Feb 2. 

The prime minister lauded the bravery of security forces for successfully repulsing the terrorist attack, adding that militants cannot succeed in their nefarious designs.

He said that no armed forces in the world have faced the kind of war that Pakistani security forces are fighting. He said that whole Pakistan nation stands with their forces

He revealed that terrorists were receiving funds from anti-Pakistan elements to create anarchy in the country.

The premier highlighted that the development and financial uplift of Balochistan were on the top of the government agenda.

He said that second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will benefit Balochistan mostly, adding that the government had set aside funds for the construction of the Chaman-Quetta-Karachi highway.

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has also reached Naushki district.

A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the top commander will spend the day with forces and also meet those who repulsed the attack in Balochistan.

COAS will be briefed about the security situation in the area as well as operational preparedness of the formation to counter-terrorist activities.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister will also meet security personnel to boost the morale of the security forces. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, in a tweet on Tuesday, said the cabinet meeting has been postponed.

Chaudhry added that our soldiers are our pride. The sons of Pakistan are always ready to sacrifice their lives for the motherland.

The visit was meant to acknowledge the unsung heroes who laid down their lives for the country and also to show solidarity with the armed forces amid a flare-up of violence in the southwestern region.

Some other reports suggest that the premier will visit provincial capital Quetta and Naushki today and will also hold meetings with state administration including Chief Minister and Governor. Khan will receive a briefing on the security situation following the successful operation against terrorists.

Pakistan’s mineral-rich province is witnessing a surge in terror attacks with foreign-funded terrorists targeting security forces.

Last week, militants attacked two security posts in the Panjgur and Naushki districts. Later, Pakistan forces launched a clean-up operation and twenty terrorists were killed during the operations while nine security personnel embraced martyrdom.

Security experts hint that the resurgence of terrorism in Pakistan is not unexpected amid the involvement of foreign elements.

India reportedly funded terrorists in the region as its a key route of the $64-billion CPEC project, which aims to connect China's strategically important northwestern Xinxiang province to Gwadar port through a network of roads, railways, and pipelines for cargo, oil, and gas transportation.


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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