Imran Khan slams PDM ministers’ irresponsible statements of attacking Afghanistan

06:01 PM | 10 Jan, 2023
Imran Khan slams PDM ministers’ irresponsible statements of attacking Afghanistan
Source: Imran Khan (Instagram)

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday lashed out at the coalition government for giving irresponsible statements against the Afghan Taliban and urged them to sort out the issues through negotiations.

After surge in terrorism cases in Pakistan, Islamabad raised concerns over Kabul's providing shelter to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants and not meetings its words that no one will be allowed using Afghan soil for terrorism.

The former prime minister expressed his views while addressing a seminar in Islamabad virtually from his Zaman Pakistan residence in Lahore. He said ministers were issued provocative statements of attacking Afghanistan.

He warned of uncontrollable wave of terrorism in the country if the Taliban-led Afghan government stops cooperation with Pakistan. He stressed on engaging with the neighbouring country through negotiations.

He said Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari should visit war-torn neighbouring country during his first foreign trip.

Imran Khan, who has been advocating against war, said the government should hold talks with Taliban to end terror activities in Pakistani.

Saying Pakistan had batter ties when Ashraf Ghani was in power in Afghanistan, adding: “We also kept engaging with Afghan Taliban after the took over the government”. It was on the basis of good ties with them that Pakistan managed to evacuate foreigners from Afghanistan.

Talking about internal situation, he said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwas police could not fight against TTP as the banned group’s militants are equipped with American weapons.

He also complained that the federal government was not issuing funds to the KP government as it needs to be spend more money in tribal districts.  


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar as IMF talks underway

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.

In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.

As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 30 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,510.   

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 232,700 PKR 2,500
Karachi PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Islamabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Peshawar PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Quetta PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sialkot PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Attock PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujranwala PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Jehlum PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Multan PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Bahawalpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujrat PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nawabshah PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Chakwal PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Hyderabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nowshehra PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sargodha PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Faisalabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Mirpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500


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