Astana: President Mamnoon urges unity in Muslim world at first OIC Summit on science & technology

06:07 PM | 10 Sep, 2017
Astana: President Mamnoon urges unity in Muslim world at first OIC Summit on science & technology
ASTANA - President Mamnoon Hussain, in his first-ever visit to Kazakhstan, has called upon the Muslim world to acquire self-sufficiency in social and economic sectors, Radio Pakistan reported on Sunday.

Addressing the first summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on science and technology in the capital of Kazakhstan, the Pakistani leader urged the Muslim countries to work collectively in order to meet the challenges of modern times .

Mamnoon, who is on a four-day official visit to the Kazakh capital, where heads of state and government from over 20 Muslim countries have gathered, said that the Muslim world has not accorded the attention to academics that it deserves.

The president is participating as the chairman of the OIC Standing Committee on Science and Technology, according to a Foreign Office (FO) handout.

Hussain also emphasised the need for leaders of the Muslim world to improve agricultural production and develop the agricultural technology sector.

He was of the view that it would be possible to focus on higher education and research in emerging areas of science and technology once there is a solid foundation of educated, skilled and healthy manpower.

President Hussain regretted that the Muslim world had failed to pay attention to the education sector for the past several centuries and highlighted the need for the Muslim bloc to be self-sufficient in the political and socio-economic sectors.

He stressed the need for unity among the Muslim world, terming it imperative for development, prosperity and a safe future for the new generation.

Participants at the summit are expected to adopt the Astana Declaration and the OIC Action Plan for the next 10 years, the FO said.

During his four-day stay in Astana, Hussain is due to hold a range of bilateral meetings with several heads of state, and will also attend an informal meeting of OIC leaders on the situation of the Rohingya Muslim minorities.

The occasion "will provide opportunities to review bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest", the handout said.

The president will also interact with Pakistani scientists and intelligentsia based in Astana, the press release said.


Pakistani rupee recovers against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.

Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 5 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 309 312
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360 363.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.5 78.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.9 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.72 765.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.59 41.99
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.46 36.81
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.11 931.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.97 61.57
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.89 177.89
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.68 26.98
Omani Riyal OMR 740.01 748.01
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.27 78.97
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.45 27.75
Swiss Franc CHF 327.65 330.15
Thai Bhat THB 8.16 8.31

Gold Rates in Pakistan - Check today gold price - 5 December 2023

The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 5 December 2023

On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330. 

Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720


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