In rare clip, Xi Jinping scolds Canadian PM Trudeau over alleged leaks to media at G20 summit

Web Desk 01:44 PM | 17 Nov, 2022
In rare clip, Xi Jinping scolds Canadian PM Trudeau over alleged leaks to media at G20 summit
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BALI – A brief scolding that China's most powerful leader in decades, Xi Jinping, gave to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over a leaked conversation, went viral and made headlines.

In the brief clip, Xi Jinping can be seen having a heated conversation with Mr. Trudeau at a concluding reception for the G20 meeting on Wednesday.

Chinese leader despite smiling tightly expressed displeasure over the leaking of details of the conversation between the two leaders.

Things we discussed were leaked to the media, that’s not appropriate, a Chinese translator can be heard saying to the Canadian premier. XI called the leaked incident ‘inappropriate’ and accused Trudeau of lacking ‘sincerity’.

In the second half of the clip, Xi called ‘sincerity’ a vital ingredient for fruitful talks. Otherwise, the outcome will be hard to say, he added.

PM Trudeau then responded, saying “In Canada, we believe in free and frank dialogue,” to which the Chinese President responded that “Let’s create the conditions first.”

The footage further shows a brief handshake between the two leaders before they split.

The heated debate occurred at the conclusion of a summit where the Chinese leader sought to steady Beijing's relations with the West. Meanwhile, Ottawa had not been included in Xi Jinping’s roster of formal engagements, depicting displeasure with recent comments.

The two leaders held their first talks in more than three years however the talks leaked to the media. During the rare engagement, the Canadian premier raised ‘concerns’ over interference by Beijing, per reports.

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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 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 275.93 276.69
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs199,500 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs171,040.

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 199,500 PKR 2,340
Karachi PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Islamabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Peshawar PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Quetta PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Sialkot PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Attock PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Gujranwala PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Jehlum PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Multan PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Bahawalpur PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Gujrat PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Nawabshah PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Chakwal PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Hyderabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Nowshehra PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Sargodha PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Faisalabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Mirpur PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340


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