NEW YORK – Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar attended Sustainable Development Goals Summit Leader's Dialogue on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
In his speech at the SDG Summit Leader's Dialogue, the interim premier extended Islamabad’s support for Global Development Initiative (GDI), highlighted the need for adequate financing, and called for action in key areas to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The premier called for action in key areas including food production, infrastructure investment, industrialization, resilient healthcare systems and the bridging digital divide.
High Level Meeting on Global Development Initiative (GDI) Cooperation Outcomes.— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) September 19, 2023
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar participated in a High Level Meeting on Global Development Initiative (GDI) Cooperation Outcomes. The GDI was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping on… pic.twitter.com/rMfkI9WZgz
Kakar said proper implementation of the development agenda is only possible with global and regional cooperation. He welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping's statement of setting up another fund of $10 billion dedicated to the implementation of the GDI.
He also mentioned that progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals had suffered a serious setback due to the poly crises of COVID-19, conflict, and climate change.
Pakistani PM was of the view that Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor were vital vehicles for achieving the SDGs.
He said Pakistan looked forward to enhancing its cooperation with Beijing and other members of the Group of Friends of GDI to realise their collective aspiration for the implementation of SDGs.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Karachi||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Islamabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Peshawar||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Quetta||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sialkot||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Attock||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujranwala||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Jehlum||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Multan||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujrat||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nawabshah||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Chakwal||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Hyderabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nowshehra||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sargodha||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Faisalabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Mirpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|