Karachi braces for simultaneous PPP, PTI power shows

Usman Arshad 11:27 AM | 12 May, 2018
Karachi braces for simultaneous PPP, PTI power shows
KARACHI - Two leading political parties of Pakistan are all set for flexing their muscles in Pakistan's port city today to bag the support of voters ahead of forthcoming general elections.

Pakistan Peoples Party, led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will stage a rally at Bagh-e-Jinnah while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will hold its power show near Aladdin Park in Karachi.

According to media reports, the stage is being set and around 40,000 chairs are being placed at Bagh-e-Jinnah for PPP's power show, where the security has been beefed up.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah arrived at Bagh-e-Jinnah to oversee preparations ahead of the rally where the jubilant workers have already started gathering.

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is expected to address the rally at 4:00 pm; at the same time, the PTI chairman Imran Khan, will address his party loyalists.

Earlier on May 8, Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi witnessed violence for one more time when the PTI and PPP workers clashed with each other in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the city.

The skirmish escalated after both the parties decided to hold a political gathering on the same day (May 12) at the Hakeem Saeed Shaheed Ground.

The war of words quickly escalated to violence, with several workers injured in the clashes that ensued.

However, the tussle came to an end after the PPP chairman invited Imran to hold his rally at Hakeem Saeed Ground in Karachi.

Afterwards, Imran Khan's party decided to change the venue of their rally to Aladdin Park.

Moreover, Awami National Party (ANP) will also hold a rally in Karachi today at Bacha Khan Chowk in Banaras.

An ANP spokesperson said they will hold a Quran Khwani for May 12 martyrs ahead of their rally as well.


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 February 9, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 270.25 271.25
Euro EUR 290.11 290.71
UK Pound Sterling GBP 326.85 327.55
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.49 73.79
Saudi Riyal SAR 71,93 72.23
Australian Dollar AUD 184.3 186.7
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.35 740.35
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.16
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.63 175.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.53 723.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 298.06 300.56
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs193,700 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs166,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 193,700 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350


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