PM Abbasi distances himself from Safdar's speech against Ahmadis

Mahmood Idrees 09:04 AM | 13 Oct, 2017
PM Abbasi distances himself from Safdar's speech against Ahmadis
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the ruling party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) did not own the statement made by Captain (retd) Safdar demanding curbs on Ahmadiya community.

In an interview on Thursday, he slammed Safdar, also son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for making a "senseless" speech at the National Assembly, adding that the party is not responsible for it.

He also said that a reply will be sought from Safdar regarding his statement, adding that the ex-PM's son-in-law should avoid giving such inciting statements.

He further said that any action that causes of creating uncertainty in the country will be taken as a conspiracy.

The premier's comments come after Safdar spat out vitriol during a session of the National Assembly and demanded to ban recruitment of the community members for Pakistani forces.

Regarding July 28 verdict in Panamagate case, he said that the matter should be left to history, which will better judge it.

He said that the cases against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had affected his performance as the minister has to spend some time on the cases to prepare reply. He rejected the reports regarding asking Dar to resign from the post.

Speaking about the economic situation of the country, he said that the country was facing some challenges on this front, but the government is making efforts to tackle it by increasing exports and focusing on other sectors.

Commenting about decline of PIA, he laid stress on the privatisation of the national flag carriers to revive it.


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 26, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.4 255.15
Euro EUR 274 276.6
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 Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.

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 190,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100


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