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Russia-Pakistan gas pipeline possible, Putin tells PM Shehbaz

Web Desk 07:23 PM | 15 Sep, 2022
Russia-Pakistan gas pipeline possible, Putin tells PM Shehbaz
Source: Prime Minister\'s Office

TASHKENT – Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Samarkand, during his two-day visit to attend the annual meeting of the heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

During the meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his willingness to supply gas to South Asian country. Pipeline gas supplies to Pakistan were possible and that part of the necessary infrastructure was already in place, Putin said.

Recalling bilateral ties with Pakistan, the Russian president termed Islamabad a priority partner in Southeast Asia and Asia as a whole, saying relations between the two sides are developing positively.

He also expressed condolences over the loss of life from natural disasters, and the unprecedented flooding in Pakistan.

Earlier, the premier also called on Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and discussed issues of mutual interest.

Pakistan’s state broadcaster said both sides shared strengthening Pak-Uzbek ties in diverse fields for the benefit of the two brotherly nations.

Earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the ‘Shanghai Spirit’. He said, “Mutual respect and trust can be the bedrock of shared development and prosperity”.

PM added that “The global economic turbulence has necessitated the need for more cooperation among the SCO member countries. The SCO vision represents the aspirations of 40 percent of the world population”.

SCO summit

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will chair the SCO summit where important global and regional issues, including climate change, food security energy security, and sustainable supply chains will be discussed.

Member countries will deliberate on important global and regional issues, including climate change, food and energy security, and sustainable supply chains. They will also approve agreements and documents that will chart the future direction of cooperation among the SCO member states.

SCO leaders would also approve agreements and documents that would chart the future direction of cooperation among the organization's member states.

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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 February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430

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