Reacting to the recent news report regarding Pakistan Railways’ consultant report, PSO spokesperson said “Pakistan State Oil has been fueling the national economy for the last 45 years, and has been catering to the POL requirements of Pakistan Railways (PR) for more than three decades, as both PSO and Pakistan Railways share the common goal of national progress and growth. In addition, PSO is the only OMC that uses PR for fuel transportation as well, since no other OMC has the capability, or willingness, to do that”.
Responding to a question regarding the recent news, he informed that PSO has always supported PR, both operationally and financially, in normal circumstances and in all national emergencies, at times at the cost of the company’s other commitments. Most recently during the ongoing Covid period, PSO continued to supply PR over and above its contractual obligations despite multiple payment defaults and delays. The company also doubled the credit limit extended to PR to Rs.3 billion during this difficult time. Such news coming from them therefore is disappointing. He added that both organizations have commercial and contractual obligations which can be reconsidered if required.
As regards the Tax matters mentioned by the PR, PSO’s stance is “all deductions that PSO makes are in full compliance to, and in accordance with, the relevant Federal and Provincial Tax laws and we ensure that we follow all Tax regulations that apply to our business. We have continued to maintain that PR can get the required Tax exemptions from the relevant authorities so that PSO can act accordingly”.
Commenting on reported consultant review by PR, he said that “it is encouraging that PR is looking at measures to reduce costs in their system, which will benefit the national exchequer. All commercial organizations try to ensure that they are as cost efficient as possible. This applies to both PR and PSO, and both organizations have a right to review all elements of their business with a view to increasing their profitability. Since PSO is also a national organization, we are equally obligated to review all our contracts and business relationships from time to time to ensure the best possible outcomes for PSO, and we will be conducting a similar critical review with regard to our multiple agreements with PR as well”.
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 March 30, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||348||351.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.11||36.46|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.57||177.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Karachi||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Islamabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Peshawar||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Quetta||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Sialkot||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Attock||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Gujranwala||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Jehlum||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Multan||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Gujrat||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Nawabshah||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Chakwal||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Hyderabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Nowshehra||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Sargodha||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Faisalabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
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