Pakistan’s NSA Moeed Yusuf to visit Afghanistan to discuss humanitarian crisis, fencing issues

Moeed to visit Kabul on Jan 18 in second high-level visit from Pakistan since Taliban takeover

11:49 AM | 17 Jan, 2022
Pakistan’s NSA Moeed Yusuf to visit Afghanistan to discuss humanitarian crisis, fencing issues

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf is set to visit neighboring Afghanistan on Tuesday on a two-day trip for talks on various matters and a focus on Islamabad’s efforts to avert a humanitarian crisis in the war-ravaged nation.

Reports in local media said it will be the second high-level visit from Islamabad since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan.

NSA Moeed, who earlier slammed India for false promises of wheat crisis, will channel Pakistan’s humanitarian and economic assistance to Kabul in a manner that helps the Afghan interim authorities in combatting their key challenges amid sanctions.

Reports also claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan, who repeatedly called on international authorities to aver humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, directed NSA to visit the landlocked country. The delegation has been tasked to assess the on-ground situation and to evaluate the requirements of the locals.

The Pakistani delegation led by NSA will interact with Taliban leaders and would convey Khan’s message of support for Afghanistan.

The issue surrounding fencing along the Pak-Afghan border will also be discussed in wake of certain incidents in recent weeks in which Taliban foot soldiers removed the fence erected by Pakistan to ensure security through regulation of public movement.

Pakistani members are visiting the neighboring country at a time when distressed Afghans are at risk of food scarcity amid harsh weather. Last week, United Nations (UN) launched the biggest-ever appeal for any country in history, seeking $5 billion for Afghanistan in 2022.

UN also warned that if Afghans are not aided immediately, $10 billion would be required by next year to mitigate the looming humanitarian crisis.

Meanwhile, Pakistan, on its part, is offering all possible assistance to Afghanistan, including the provision of wheat and other essential goods. Islamabad is also keen to help Afghanistan revive its fragile economy.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 8 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.71
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan increase; Check out latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 8 December 2023

On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583


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