President Alvi offers mediation between PDM, PTI to defuse political tension

06:45 PM | 12 Jan, 2023
President Alvi offers mediation between PDM, PTI to defuse political tension
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ISLAMABAD – President Arif Alvi has offered to mediate between the PDM-led government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to defuse the political situation in the country.

In an interview with BBC Urdu, the president said it was inevitable to cool down the boiling political situation in the country, adding that all political parties should sit together to resolve the issues through talks.

President Alvi blamed the Shehbaz Sharif-led government to use delaying tactics with regards to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He confirmed that there was no contact between the two parties in the past one month.

He hoped that the national economy would improve and dispelled reports that Pakistan would default on its international obligation.

Saying all parties should hold talks for upcoming elections, President Alvi lamented that he himself was unable to under who was showing more reluctance.

He also talked about differences between the PTI Chairman Imran Khan and former army chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa. The president said he made efforts to bridge the gap, saying as the head of the state it was his responsibility to keep the federation united. He held the social media responsible for creating misunderstandings between Khan and Gen Bajwa. “If social media is given more importance over such issues, then it cause chaos,” he said.

Responding to a question regarding the offers made to former army chief for extension in service, President Alvi said he was unaware of such developments.

While talking about his move to hold consultation with Imran Khan on the appointment of Gen Asim Munir as army chief, President Alvi said that the constitution did not bar him from seeking advice from anyone.


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 January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.5 255.5
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100


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