The vote at a time of high tension in Washington over the Russia scandal was 97-2.
The proposal was included in an amendment that would make congressional approval necessary if Trump wants to suspend or ease sanctions imposed on Russia for allegedly hacking election campaign.
This new bill would also give sanctions slapped by then president Barack Obama via an executive order the full force of law. The sanctions target the Russian energy industry in particular.
Obama slapped Russia with sanction after its interventions in Ukraine and Crimea and its support of Assad in the Syrian war, aside from the hacking that US intelligence agencies claim Russia engaged in aggressively with the alleged aim of helping Trump to beat Hillary Clinton last November. - APP
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 February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.71||332.41|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.43|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.19|
KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.
As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.
On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.
In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.
Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.