Premier visits port city for discussions on cabinet formation, projects and meetings with business community
KARACHI – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has stressed the timely completion of key development projects in the country’s financial capital as he called on Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and key coalition partner during his first visit to the port city.
Reports in local media said the premier arrived in the southeastern region on a maiden visit after assuming office. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah welcomed Sharif upon arrival at the PAF Airbase Faisal.
Sindh provincial cabinet was present on the occasion to greet the newly appointed premier.
Sharif also presided over a high-level meeting at CM House. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and provincial administration attended the meeting which was called to discuss issues of Sindh, particularly Karachi.
During his meeting with Sindh CM, Sharif assured to include Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)-related projects and also announced the establishment of a new university.
He also stressed on timely completion of development projects. Shah also assured PM to work closely with the federal government for the welfare of the residents.
CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah also briefed the premier about the problems of Sindh province with a focus on Karachi.
PM also called on Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leaders at their headquarters in the seaside metropolis. MQM-P Convenor Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Senior Deputy Convenor Aamir Khan, Syed Aminul Haq, Dr Faroogh Naseem, and Kanwar Jameel attended the meeting.
Muttahida leaders will reportedly not join the federal cabinet as PM is scrambling to piece together an administration days after being elected as the premier. MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said only the commitments are significant and need to be fulfilled.
Earlier in the day, Sharif visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, where he paid his respects and offered Fateha.
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A report of the state broadcaster said Sharif laid a floral wreath at the Quaid’s mausoleum and offered Fatiha as he visited the southeastern region first time after becoming Prime Minister.
PM arrived on a day-long visit to Karachi earlier in the day and chaired, among other meetings, a consultative meeting on the development projects.
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 March 21, 2023 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||340.5||344|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.9||36.25|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.66||178.6|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,500.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.
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 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Karachi||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Islamabad||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Peshawar||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Quetta||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Sialkot||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Attock||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Gujranwala||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Jehlum||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Multan||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Gujrat||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Nawabshah||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Chakwal||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Hyderabad||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Nowshehra||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Sargodha||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Faisalabad||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Mirpur||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
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