ISLAMABAD – A border crossing, Khunjerab, between Pakistan and China was temporarily reopened on Thursday to facilitate local trade and key hydropower projects, according to the Foreign Office.
In a series of tweets, the FO said: “We appreciate the special efforts of border officials on both sides to ensure smooth operations despite challenging conditions. The bilateral partnership is truly All-Weather and higher than the Himalayas”.
The Khunjerab Pass – the highest paved international border crossing in the world – connects the northern border of Pakistan with southwestern China. The crossing remained open from May to November and it is closed during winter months due to extreme weather condition.
Earlier in the day, FO Spokesperson Mumtaz Zehra Baloch said Pakistan and China had agreed to temporarily reopen Khunjerab border in two phases.
We appreciate the special efforts of border officials on both sides to ensure smooth operations despite challenging conditions. The bilateral partnership is truly All-Weather and higher than the Himalayas! 2/2 pic.twitter.com/CsCtgZHBW5— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) January 19, 2023
In the first phase, the Khunjerab border will open today for two days and again from end January to early February after the Chinese Spring Festival, she said.
She said the Khunjerab border remains closed during the winter months. However the Chinese side had agreed to Pakistani request for temporary reopening of the border to facilitate local traders.
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 31, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||347.5||351|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.11||36.46|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.57||177.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. 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.
|Lahore||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Karachi||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Islamabad||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Peshawar||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Quetta||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Sialkot||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Attock||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Gujranwala||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Jehlum||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Multan||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Gujrat||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Nawabshah||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Chakwal||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Hyderabad||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Nowshehra||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Sargodha||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Faisalabad||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
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