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. 


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 January 26, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.4 255.15
Euro EUR 274 276.6
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

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 190,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100


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