OBOR: CM Shehbaz discusses "Connectivity of the people" with Communist leader in Great Hall of the People

Sarfraz Ali 06:18 PM | 15 May, 2017
OBOR: CM Shehbaz discusses
BEIJING - Liu Yunshan, member of the standing committee of the politburo of the CPC central committee, hosted Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday.

Former prime ministers of Italy, Greece, and France, Secretary General of African Political Parties’ council, and other leaders from around the world were also invited.

"Connectivity of the people" under OBOR was discussed in detail, being a subject on which CM Shehbaz delivered a very concise and cogent speech on Sunday at the Belt & Road Forum (BRF).

Earlier on Monday, Shehbaz Sharif held meeting with a delegation of a famous Chinese company in housing sector, Rainbow, in Beijing and invited them to invest in the sector in Punjab in order to directly benefit the common man.

The delegation, which was headed by company’s President Ding Jian Wei, expressed their interest in investing in construction of low-cost housing in Punjab.

During the meeting, Shehbaz said that the provincial government was following an agenda of public welfare, adding that owning their own home gave people a sense of security.

In this regard, the Punjab government launched Ashiana Scheme which was largely hailed by public, adding that such projects needed to be expanded.

The government has chalked out a plan to provide houses to low-income people of the society, he said, adding that Chinese investment in this sector would be appreciated.

Ding Jian Wei said that they were willing to invest in low cost housing projects and will promote entrepreneurship with Punjab government.

The chief minister also held meetings with delegation of Hisense Group, Huawei Technologies, ZTE and other companies to convince them to invest in Pakistan.

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 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 March 31, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

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 190,849.

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 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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