Foreign Office Spokesperson confirmed on Thursday that the two foreign ministers would be present in the meeting and in all likelihood would interact amongst themselves and with other leaders but no formal meeting is, however, envisaged.
The SCO ministerial meeting is being held in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) on May 21-22, and comes days before the announcement of results of elections in India.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would be representing Pakistan at the meeting, whereas External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would be leading the Indian delegation.
Interestingly, the foreign ministers of the two nuclear-armed neghbours have not met for over three years now, however, Pakistan's Foreign Secretary met Indian High Commissioner multiple times in the said period.
Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood and Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria also met on Wednesday, however, the Foreign Office spokesman apparently played down the interaction saying, such meetings occur regularly to discuss various evolving issues.
To a query about India’s massive defence spending that was around $66.5 billion last year, the spokesman said India was trying to push the region into an arms race.
Dr Faisal elaborated that an increase in the defence budget is not the sole determinant of a nation’s strength.
'You have seen the results of the misadventure by India on 27th February 2019 and the befitting reply given by our military forces,' he emphasized.
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 June 06, 2023 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||377||381|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.4||36.75|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.16||175.16|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.
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 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
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