China, US, UK, and Russia congratulate Pakistan on Independence Day

03:10 PM | 14 Aug, 2023
China, US, UK, and Russia congratulate Pakistan on Independence Day
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ISLAMABAD – As Pakistan celebrates its 76th Independence Day on Monday, wishes from friendly nations and foreign dignitaries poured in.

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken in his message offered best wishes to Pakistani people, and expressed Washington’s support for Islamabad’s economic success.

In a statement, Mr. Blinken said the United States values its 76-year-old relationship with Pakistan. He said we look forward to deepening the U.S.-Pakistan partnership to create a more prosperous future for both nations.

The statement said that as we usher in a new year of cooperation, and as Pakistan prepares to hold elections, we look forward to advancing inclusive economic growth, energy security, and promoting peace and regional stability. He further shared commitment to democratic principles and respect for the rule of law that will continue to guide our partnership forward.  

Pakistan’s strategic partner China also shared felicitation. Chinese embassy in Pakistan felicitated Islamabad on the eve of its independence day, reiterating its commitment to friendship with the South Asian country.

A post shared by the embassy said “On the way to prosperity, China always stands with Pakistan.”

Meanwhile, United Kingdom high commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriot said Britain is working more closely than ever with Pakistan to enhance mutual prosperity.

She said our education programmes are helping millions of children to receive a better education. Our Chevening and Commonwealth programmes are enabling some of the brightest Pakistanis to take advantage of UK’s higher education.

Jane said she was happy at the progress made on the relationship between our wonderful countries over the last 76 years.

A shared by the Russian embassy in Pakistan said “Happy Independence Day to all Pakistanis!”

Pakistan is playing an increasingly important role in regional and international affairs, it said.

The statement said we congratulate our Pakistani friends on their national holiday, wishing them every success and prosperity.

UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Al Zaabi also extends best wishes for Pakistan.

In a statement, he said “Through wise forethought, diplomatic efforts, and trade and business exchanges enacted over the last few years, the UAE and Pakistan relationship has become a successful model for bilateral relations and has been elevating to another level, closer than ever,"

Me Zaabi said Pakistan and UAE have extended their relations across economic affairs to the domains of education, culture, science, and technology.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 9 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 307
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Japanese Yen JPY 3.41 3.52
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 746.71
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold remains under pressure in Pakistan; Check today gold rates here

Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 9 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530


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