Shehbaz Sharif seeks North Korea-US style detente for Pakistan, India

06:31 PM | 12 Jun, 2018
Shehbaz Sharif seeks North Korea-US style detente for Pakistan, India
LAHORE - Former Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif expressed that the recent detente between North Korea and the United States should set a good precedent for Pakistan & India to follow.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the politician expressed his desire that the nuclear-armed neighbors, India and Pakistan should also start a dialogue to solve disputed issues including the Kashmir one.

The Pakistan Muslim League president lamented that the people of Kashmir had been resisting the Indian occupation, but hastened to add that both the South-Asian neighbours can join hands for peace.

The 66-year-old political leader called upon the international community to divert its focus towards the resolution of disputes between Pakistan and India, urging the international community to play its part for resolution of Kashmir dispute in line with UN resolutions.

He also highlighted that comprehensive peace talks should be initiated in the region, mentioning the peace process in war-battered Afghanistan as well.

He also welcomed the initiatives for ceasefire in Afghanistan during Eid-ul-Fitr, terming it as a positive first step towards promoting an Afghan-led & Afghan-owned peace process.

The former lawmaker chief said the PML-N government had played a pivotal role in initiating steps for peace in Afghanistan, including hosting the first ever direct, face to face talks between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban in Murree in July 2015.

Mian Shehbaz Sharif pledged that if the PML-N returns to office after the July 25 polls, it will be the top priority of the PML-N government to promote peace in Afghanistan as peace in Afghanistan is inextricably intertwined with peace and security in Pakistan.

Shehbaz's comments came hours after US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shook hands in Singapore for a summit, termed historic by the political analysts.

After the meeting, Trump expressed that the military drills with South Korea, which have been a bone of contention between Washington and Pyongyang would be ceased.

On the other hand, Kim said that the way to come here was not easy. 'The old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward, but we overcame all of them and we are here today.'

The pair also signed an agreement in which, according to international media, North Korea has reaffirmed its commitment to the denuclearization of Korean Peninsula.

Earlier, Trump and Kim held a one-on-one meeting, which lasted about 48 minutes, as both top guns emerged from the meeting room,  Trump expressed that the talks were "very, very good" and that he and Kim have an "excellent relationship".


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 Dec  2023

Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 4 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues

The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 4 December 2023

On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043 

A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720


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