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Tension de-escalates as Pakistan, US agree to resolve conflict through dialogue

Mahmood Idrees 09:04 AM | 20 Sep, 2017
Tension de-escalates as Pakistan, US agree to resolve conflict through dialogue
NEW YORK - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and US Vice President Mike Pence have reached an agreement to hold dialogues in order to settle the bilateral relations, which began further deteriorate after Donald Trump accused Pakistan of sheltering terrorist.

The agreement surfaced during a meeting between both officials on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly session in New York. The US vice president also expressed willingness to send a delegation to Pakistan next month for this purpose.

Vice President Mike Pence during the meeting said that the US wanted to have long term partnership with Islamabad in order to bring peace and stability to the region.

In response, PM Abbasi said Pakistan is an active player in war against terrorism, adding that the war caused of huge losses to the country.

Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua talking to media following the meeting said that the prime minister had also informed the US vice president about country's stand on Trump's recent Afghan policy.

She added that both sides also decided to continue talks over the Afghanistan issue, Radio Pakistan reported.

She further said that an American delegation will visit Pakistan in October, next month, to ease the tensed relations.

'Do Not Meet US VP'

The meeting was held despite the opposition of Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani, who asked the Prime Minister Abbasi to not hold meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence.

He said, "If President Trump is not meeting him then the [Pakistan] prime minister should also not meet Mike Pence".

Trump's Accusations

In August, US President Donald Trump unleashed his policy of ramping up pressure on Pakistan, a close ally of US, in a bid to fully implement the revamped Afghan war strategy.

Accusing Islamabad of providing safe havens to "agents of chaos, violence, and terror" the tycoon-turned-president clarified to increase pressure on the country to stop any re-emergence of safe havens in order to gain regional peace, besides announcing increase of US troops in Afghanistan.

He said, "We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond," adding, "Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan."

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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 January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs209,600 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

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 209,600 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220

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