Pakistan summons Iranian ambassador over cross-border terrorist attack

Four Pakistani troops were martyred in terror attack from Iranian soil

Web Desk 10:44 PM | 19 Jan, 2023
Pakistan summons Iranian ambassador over cross-border terrorist attack
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's Foreign Office on Thursday called the Iranian diplomat to the Islamabad office to express concerns about the recent cross-border attack in which four security personnel embraced martyrdom.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said the Iranian ambassador conveyed Islamabad’s anticipation that Tehran would bring those responsible for the attack to justice at the earliest and takes steps to prevent such incidents in the future.

Pakistan also expressed commitment to work with the neighbouring country to counter the common threat posed by terror groups.

The development comes a day after Pakistan Army's media wing said militants used Iranian soil to target a convoy of security forces at the border. Four soldiers including Sepoy Asad Ali, Lance Naik Fareed Ullah Khan, Lance Naik Abdul Razzaq and Lance Naik Muhammad Younas Khan were martyred in the attack.

The Iranian embassy in Pakistan also condemned the terror attack, calling militancy a common problem faced by both countries. Tehran's top diplomat also expressed sympathy with the victims' families.

Earlier, Pakistani premier Shehbaz Sharif, and other officials strongly condemned the attack. Islamabad strongly announced that its territory will not be used for undertaking cross-border attacks in Iran, expecting the same from other side.

Pakistan and Iran are neighbors and our channels of communication are active. We are sharing with the Iranian side our concerns regarding the incident, the FO spokesperson said in a statement.

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar as IMF talks underway

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.

In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.

As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 30 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,510.   

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 190,880.

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 232,700 PKR 2,500
Karachi PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Islamabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Peshawar PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Quetta PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sialkot PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Attock PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujranwala PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Jehlum PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Multan PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Bahawalpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujrat PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nawabshah PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Chakwal PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Hyderabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nowshehra PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sargodha PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Faisalabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Mirpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500


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