Shireen Mazari faces backlash for sharing 'misleading information' about Geneva conference

08:49 PM | 9 Jan, 2023
Shireen Mazari faces backlash for sharing 'misleading information' about Geneva conference
Source: Twitter

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari on Monday faced criticism after she shared "misleading facts" about an international conference held in Geneva where Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif asked the world to fund rebuilding of the areas devastated by last year's floods.

The Pakistan premier and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres co-hosted the international conference on ‘Climate Resilient Pakistan’ in the Swiss city. It was attended by representatives from around 40 countries, international financial institutions, foundations and funds both in person and virtually.

However, Mazari, the former human rights minster, attempted to create an impression that it was a failedconference, claiming that there was low attendance by the international community. She also shared a couple of photos on Twitter, showing the Pakistani officials attending the conference.

“Pathetic attendance and it is in one of the small mtg rooms of the UN in Geneva because this is where side mtgs are normally held not main sessions of major conferences. Even in this small venue attendance only seems to be of Pak officials & only some mbrs of cabal of crooks,” she wrote.

However, it did not sit well with the social media users who lambasted her for politicising the conference.

In reply to her tweet, a user, Zeeshan Shah, shared a photo showing foreign officials attending the moot. He wrote: “Stop lying all the time, put your childish politics aside and support the poor people of this country for once. You’re becoming an embarrassment”.

Here’s how other people reacted;

In the day-long conference, PM Shehbaz launched the ‘Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Recons­truction Framework’ (4RF) and urged the world to provide $8 billion for rehabilitation in Pakistan.

“Pakistan has built a framework for the country’s uplift,” he said in his address, adding that the first part of this plan reflected priorities for recovery and reconstruction of the flood-hit areas.

“Bearing in mind the minimum funding requirement of $16.3 billion, half of which was proposed to be met from domestic resources and the other half from development partners and friends, the funding gap for minimum recovery is $8 billion which will be needed over the next three years,” he said.

Last year, Pakistan witnessed record floods that claimed more than 1,700 lives and affected 33 million people. The post-disaster reports estimated that the losses due to the floods exceeded $30 billion.

Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said the world community pledged generous support of $8.57 billion for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of flood-hit areas in Pakistan at the Geneva conference. 


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 23, 2023

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 March 23, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.1 286.15
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 343.5 347
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.55 757.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.77 41.17
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 919.22 928.22
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 731.97 739.97
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.12 307.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.19 8.34

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 23 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 203,800 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 203,800 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350


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