WASHINGTON – United States has responded to a report of an international news outlet claiming that Washington played a role in the removal of former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan.
A report by US news outlet, The Intercept, shared new revelations and triggered fresh debate what it said is about text of the cipher. It claimed that the United States objected to Imran Khan’s foreign policy regarding the Ukraine war.
The report prompted the response from top officials including Pakistan’s former Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, and US State Department spokesman Mathew Miller. In a recent presser, US spokesperson said the US has no role in conspiring against the former Pakistani premier.
Calling allegations leveled against Washington false, Miller refrained from sharing his views on the alleged cable, saying that we cannot discuss private conversations with the Pakistanis diplomats.
He however clarified saying that even if the comments in the so called cable were true as reported, they show Washington is expressing concern about Khan's policy choices rather than replacing the premier slot with another leader.
US state department spox also mentioned that a number of people have taken his previous statement out of context for political gains.
Last year in April, PTI chairman was voted out of office in a no-confidence motion tabled by ruling alliance members. The former cricket star then hits the streets leading his long march to capital.
In upcoming months, the PTI chief organized massive nationwide rallies, in which he confronted state institutions and the US for alleged conspiracy against his government.
Later, the leader known for populist politics was charged in over 150 cases including terrorism and blasphemy. He then faces disqualification Khan from a top electoral authority, and in November faces an alleged assassination attack.
Earlier this year, he was detained briefly but PTI chairman was again arrested in the corruption case and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.
On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.
Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.
On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.
Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.
Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.
|Lahore||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Karachi||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Quetta||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Attock||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Multan||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,600|