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Tensions rise on Pak-Afghan border after recent clashes, confirms Taliban spokesperson

Web Desk 07:51 PM | 14 Sep, 2022
Tensions rise on Pak-Afghan border after recent clashes, confirms Taliban spokesperson
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ISLAMABAD/KABUL – Tensions are running high on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border after clashes in the Dand Patan area in Afghanistan’s Paktia province.

Taliban spokesperson Bilal Karimi has confirmed the development, saying Pakistan's and Afghan armed forces were involved in a clash along the international border.

The Taliban official said military facilities should not be built close to the Durand Line, the official border between the two sides for more than a hundred years.

The development comes a day after the Pakistan Army media wing confirmed the martyrdom of three soldiers as terrorists from Afghanistan opened fire on them.

During the exchange of fire, three soldiers – Naik Muhammad Rehman, Naik Maweez Khan, and Sepoy Irfan Ullah –  embraced martyrdom while fighting gallantly, the ISPR said.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto and other politicians condemned the attack and demanded that the Afghan government should stop terrorists from carrying out operations from its border.

Border tensions between the neighbours have risen since the Taliban returned to power, with Islamabad alleging that militant groups were planning cross-border attacks from Afghan soil.

Taliban deny harbouring militants entering from Pakistan but are infuriated by a fence Islamabad is erecting along their border.

Pakistan earlier approached Taliban rulers through diplomatic channels to resolve issues regarding the installation of a security fence on the border.

Taliban raised objections to the fencing project, accusing Islamabad of separating the tribes on both sides of the line; however, Pakistan trashed Afghan objections, saying it inherited the international border after gaining independence.

Pakistan started border fencing in 2017 to curb illegal militant movement and smuggling but it is triggering clashes between security forces on both sides.

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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 28, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

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 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220

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