Moeed to visit Kabul on Jan 18 in second high-level visit from Pakistan since Taliban takeover
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.
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 03, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||333.31||333.61|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Karachi||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Islamabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Peshawar||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Quetta||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sialkot||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Attock||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujranwala||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Jehlum||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Multan||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujrat||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nawabshah||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Chakwal||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Hyderabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nowshehra||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sargodha||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Faisalabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Mirpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|