Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to enhance ties in field of media

Web Desk 12:14 AM | 9 Sep, 2018
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to enhance ties in field of media
ISLAMABAD - Saudi Information Minister Dr Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad Saturday said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed strong fraternal relationship and now would work to enhance ties in the field of media.

Speaking at an event hosted by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain here, he said he had the opportunity to meet the cabinet ministers and the members of Parliament and discussed with them issues of mutual interest.

The minister said Pakistan was like a second home to him and both the countries had solidified their relationship in the last six decades.

The two countries had established strong relationship at the leadership and government to government level and now they should build people to people contacts.

He recalled that Pakistani media delegation covered the Hajj , adding more exchange of delegations should take place so that the messages related to Vision 2030 of the Saudi government could be conveyed to the youth.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had a unique and special relationship that was getting strong with the passage of time, he added.

He said change was happening and Saudi Arabia wanted to know more about the Pakistani culture, films and cinema, adding Pakistani dramas would be shown in Saudi Arabia.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia both had 70 percent population less than 30 years of age and there was a need to use social media and other digital platforms to build bridges among people and cater to the needs of the young population, he added.

He said Saudi Arabia was ready to support Pakistan and make investments in infrastructure development, adding Saudi Arabia was one of the largest trading partners of Pakistan.

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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 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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