Trade talks with Saudi Arabia finalized during PML-N tenure: Nawaz Sharif

Haider Ali 02:39 PM | 14 Feb, 2019
Trade talks with Saudi Arabia finalized during PML-N tenure: Nawaz Sharif
LAHORE - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif claimed on Thursday that the trade talks with Saudi Arabia were finalized when he was in power.

In a conversation with party leaders at the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore, the supreme leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz expressed that the Saudi crown prince signed aid packages with him adding that international matters take time to complete.

The former lawmaker also fired a broadside at the incumbent regime for 'relaunching PML-N's projects'.

Sharif, who has been convicted in the Al-Azizia steel mills reference, said that the sitting government was trying to take credit for the projects established by PML-N; he categorically mentioned motorways and health cards as being the projects launched by his party.

The former premier mentioned that had PML-N been in power, people would have been travelling in Orange Line Metro Train.

"We left the Lahore-Multan motorway almost complete for them and they could not even finish that. They could not even complete the Lahore-Multan interchange," the former prime minister deplored.

Sharif, however, expressed that they (PTI) can claim credit for the projects but they should be opened for public.

Regarding the cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Shehbaz Sharif, the elder Sharif said NAB was being humiliated for the cases.

"NAB filed cases against development projects in Punjab but did nothing against the people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa," the PML-N leader shared.

Criticizing former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, Nawaz Sharif said that the NAB laws were made keeping him in focus.

To a query about his health, the PML-N leader said that the government had constituted four medical boards regarding his health and all of them confirmed about his heart condition.

In response to another question about whether he desired to go home or to the hospital from prison, Nawaz inquired who wants to go to a hospital?

When I saw the weather in the morning, I wanted to go to Malam Jabba, he quipped.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 29, 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 May 29, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.21
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.20
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 29 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.   

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 190,880.

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 235,800 PKR 2,505
Karachi PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Islamabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Peshawar PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Quetta PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sialkot PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Attock PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujranwala PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Jehlum PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Multan PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Bahawalpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujrat PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nawabshah PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Chakwal PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Hyderabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nowshehra PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sargodha PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Faisalabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Mirpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505


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