ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial skipped a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that has been taking place in New Delhi from March 10 till March 12 due to “unavoidable commitments”.
The SCO is a key regional forum comprising Pakistan, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and India. It focuses primarily on the areas of trade, finance, commerce and socio-economic cooperation among the SCO member states. Currently, Indian holds the presidency of the forum and it will organise a series of events this year.
In January, amid the heightened hostilities between Islamabad and New Delhi, the Indian government had invited Pakistan’s top judge to attend meetings of the chief justices of the SCO countries.
“Due to his unavoidable commitments on the scheduled meeting dates, the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan will not be able to participate in the SCO meeting of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts scheduled from 10-12 March, 2023,” reports quoted Pakistan’s reply to the India.
India has also invited Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to the SCO foreign ministers meeting scheduled to be held in Goa in May.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch in her weekly press briefing said Pakistan was yet to decide whether the foreign minister will attend the meeting.
“Regarding participation in the upcoming SCO Council of Foreign Ministers, as I have said earlier, the matter is under consideration and as and when this decision is taken, we will share it with everyone,” Baloch said in reply to question at a weekly press briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.
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 5, 2023 (Monday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||375.5||380|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.39||36.74|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.16||175.16|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,800 on Monday. 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 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 230,800||PKR 2125|
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