Pakistani FM Bilawal slams PTI government’s ‘wrong approach’ toward TTP

Web Desk 10:28 AM | 18 Jan, 2023
Pakistani FM Bilawal slams PTI government’s ‘wrong approach’ toward TTP

ISLAMABAD/DAVOS – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto blamed Imran Khan-led previous government for the resurgence of militancy in the northwestern region, saying the incumbent government has reversed the ‘wrong approach’ towards TTP.

FM, who is on a Davos visit for the summit, speaks with Al Jazeera in an exclusive interview, lamenting the policies of ‘appeasement’ towards TTP and other hardcore militants from the previous government who continued dialogue, which according to the PPP leader created problems for Pakistani people.

Blasting the ousted setup led by Imran Khan, Bilawal said the incumbent government recently holds a national security meeting with top political and military leadership in attendance who pledged not to tolerate any militant groups.

The Minister however stressed the need to continue dialogue with Taliban rulers in neighboring Afghanistan despite the hardline measures curbing women's rights.

Bilawal said the solution is to engage the Afghan interim government to encourage them to live up to their pledges on key issues especially women’s rights and the issue of terrorism.

The PPP leader lamented previous policies as several regions of South Asian nation bordering Afghanistan have seen escalated attacks by TTP who ended a ceasefire agreement last year.

TTP threatens Pakistan with attacks on PM Shehbaz and FM Bilawal

Earlier, the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan threatened Pakistan with attacks on key leaders of the country, accusing them of appeasing the West, especially the United States.

Almost a month after calling off the ceasefire, the terror group has threatened to attack top leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) who discussed action against the TTP at a recent meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC).

In a statement, TTP, which is taking shelter in neighbouring Afghanistan and is on good terms with Kabul, cautioned the masses to avoid getting close to these leaders. The group maintained that everybody is aware that their prime target is the security agencies.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 20, 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 20, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 282.7 285.7
Euro EUR 299.5 302.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 341.5 345
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 186 188.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.69 761.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 41.09 41.49
Danish Krone DKK 40.41 40.81
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.1 36.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.43 3.54
Japanese Yen JPY 2.6 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.9 931.9
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.99 63.59
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.91 176.91
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.69 26.99
Omani Riyal OMR 735.95 743.95
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.37 78.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 26.97 27.27
Swiss Franc CHF 304.79 307.29
Thai Bhat THB 8.24 8.39

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 20 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Monday.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 208200 PKR 2390
Karachi PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Islamabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Peshawar PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Quetta PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Sialkot PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Attock PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Gujranwala PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Jehlum PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Multan PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Bahawalpur PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Gujrat PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Nawabshah PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Chakwal PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Hyderabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Nowshehra PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Sargodha PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Faisalabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Mirpur PKR 208200 PKR 2390


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