China lauds Pakistan for its efforts against terrorism

09:08 AM | 8 Sep, 2017
China lauds Pakistan for its efforts against terrorism
BEIJING - The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi appreciated its closest ally Pakistan on Friday for its efforts to curb terrorism.

Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, the official expressed that the relationship between China and Pakistan remained rock firm and unbreakable.

Wang Yi said he discussed the regional situation with his Pakistani counterpart adding Pakistan and China are a steady anchor for regional peace.

"We are determined to further cement Pak-China strategic ties," said Wang Yi and vowed that both the countries would continue safeguarding each other's interests.

The Chinese official maintained that a joint effort was needed to confront terrorism instead of blame game and hoped that Pak-Afghan relations prosper in future.

He also said that China would continue to play its part in minimising differences between Pakistan and its neighbour Afghanistan.

"Pakistan has been severely affected by terrorism and it has sacrificed a lot over a span of several years," said Wang Yi and added China will continue to play its role for Pakistan's progress and development.

The Chinese diplomat further stated that no other country could understand Pakistan as much as China does.

On the other hand, Asif who arrived in Beijing on a one-day tour said that his meeting with Wang Yi remained fruitful as both the countries exchanged views over regional and strategic issues.

He also confirmed his telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister of Afghanistan and observed that only a political solution was needed in the country.

"I would meet Afghan Foreign Minister before the session of UN General Assembly," described Asif.

The Foreign Minister expressed that China was playing a crucial role for peace in Afghanistan.

'Pak-China relations are based on mutual trust' noted Khawaja Asif.

He continued that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project was the flagship project envisioned by Chinese president for the prosperity of region which would provide opportunities for regional and international trade.

'Peace in Afghanistan was in Pakistan's interest' clarified Asif.

Khawaja Asif who was recently appointed as Foreign Minister under Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi decided to muster support of regional allies after the announcement of new Afghan policy by US President Donald Trump.

The minister who arrived in Beijing a few hours ago will also head to Turkey and Iran as well.


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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