Musharraf calls NRO 'a glaring mistake' of political career

09:50 PM | 13 Sep, 2016
Musharraf calls NRO 'a glaring mistake' of political career
LONDON - Former President Pervez Musharraf has said that issuance of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) after agreement with political parties was a glaring mistake of his political life.

In an interview, he said that Pakistan could not oppose attacking Afghanistan after 9/11 and that siding with the United States in 2001 was the need of  the hour.

He went on to say that situation in the world had entirely changed after 9/11. India was ready to provide its airbases to the US if Pakistan did not provide its airbases for attacking Afghanistan, he held.

“I raised Kashmir issue with Indian former premiers Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh and this issue was heading towards its solution”, he underlined.

He stated that Lal Masjid operation and removing Iftikhar Chaudhry as chief justice of Pakistan were correct steps.

“ I have  no concern with May, 12 Karachi incidents and militant wings of political parties were involved  in them, he observed.

The US was mounting too much pressure for bringing Benazir to Pakistan, he said adding that Benazir Bhutto had returned to Pakistan by violating the agreement with him. Following the arrival of Benazir in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia mounted sufficient pressure to allow Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan.

“I could decide about the construction of Kalabagh dam in the first 3 years. I went up to Karachi, Sukkar and Hyderabad for developing consensus on the construction of Kalabagh dam. But during the remaining 5 years this problem could not be addressed due to the formation of the government, he pointed out.

He underlined that Altaf Hussain should now quit the party as he had no future in the politics of Pakistan.


Rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 1 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.59 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
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 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates drop in Pakistan; Check today’s gold rates 1 December 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 1 December 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696


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