PM Shehbaz assures coalition partners of addressing all concerns during maiden Karachi visit

Premier visits port city for discussions on cabinet formation, projects and meetings with business community

Web Desk 11:49 PM | 13 Apr, 2022
PM Shehbaz assures coalition partners of addressing all concerns during maiden Karachi visit
Source: @SindhCMHouse (Twitter)

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.

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.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 21, 2023

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)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.15 286.15
Euro EUR 298.5 301.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 340.5 344
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.54 757.54
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.5 209.5
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.9 36.25
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.88 925.88
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.6
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 732.14 740.14
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.42 78.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.5 209.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.25 307.78
Thai Bhat THB 8.26 8.41

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 21 March 2023

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.

City Gold Silver
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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