Slow progress on NAP affects Zarb-e-Azb: Army chief

10:43 PM | 12 Aug, 2016
Slow progress on NAP affects Zarb-e-Azb: Army chief
RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that national integrity was vital in order to make the achievements made in the operations against the terrorists reach a logical conclusion.

A high-level meeting under the chair of Army chief held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Friday. Goals of the National Action Plan (NAP) and the decrease in pace towards achieving these goals were discussed during the meeting whereas the impact of this laziness upon the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb were also brought under discussion.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) department, General Raheel Sharif while addressing the participants of the meeting stated that the NAP was the axis of the goals of the armed forces, further stating that the military had been engaged in battle with the terrorists for a number of years.

General Raheel stated that terrorists were being wiped out of the country but the operation was influenced as a result of the slow pace. COAS said that the statements issued and the theories presented by certain elements were equivalent to tarnishing national efforts against the terrorists.

Army chief said that the benefits of the improved security situation were now being enjoyed by the public, further stating that the security situation of the country improved as a result of the military operation.

Chief of Army Staff stated that the entire nation stood beside the armed forces however harmony was vital in order to make the national response reach its logical end.

Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General (DG) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar, Rawalpindi Corps Commander and other Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) participated in the meeting.


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee continues recovery against dollar, rises by Rs1.04 in interbank

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.

During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.

Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.

Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.

The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 28, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 28 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Karachi PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Islamabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Peshawar PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Quetta PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sialkot PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Attock PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujranwala PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Jehlum PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Multan PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Bahawalpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujrat PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nawabshah PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Chakwal PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Hyderabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nowshehra PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sargodha PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Faisalabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Mirpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495


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