ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has strongly denounced the Indian government's move to mark Pakistan's Independence Day, August 14, as ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’.
In a statement, Foreign Office strongly condemned the Modi-led Hindutva-inspired government’s mischievous move to express solidarity with silent marches centered on 75 refugee colonies.
Indian leading publication reported that August 14 will be marked as a day to remember the struggles and sacrifices of our people.
Responding to Indian propaganda, Foreign Office said the Modi-led government was attempting to play with the sentiments of the people through the distorted interpretation of history to hypocritically and one-sidedly invoke the tragic events and mass migration that occurred in the wake of Independence in 1947.
It said, If Indian leaders genuinely care about agony, suffering, and pain, they must work to improve the conditions of the Muslims and other minorities.
Foreign Office maintained that the last seven decades had been replete with undeniable proof that India’s espousal of secularism was a sham.
The country of 1.41 billion was an undeclared ‘Hindu Rashtra’ that had no place or tolerance for other religious minorities, especially Muslims who were faced with discrimination, persecution, and political and socio-economic exclusion, the statement added.
Islamabad also cautioned New Delhi to desist from politicizing the events related to Independence and instead sincerely honor the memories of all those who sacrificed for a better future.
Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.76|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Karachi||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Quetta||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Attock||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Multan||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|