US congresswoman Ilhan Omar assures AJK President of taking up Kashmir issue with Biden

American politician hopes her visit to Azad Kashmir motivates conversations about human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir

Web Desk 05:28 PM | 21 Apr, 2022
US congresswoman Ilhan Omar assures AJK President of taking up Kashmir issue with Biden
Source: @GovtofAJK (Twitter)

ISLAMABAD – United States representative Ilhan Omar has met Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sultan Mahmood Chaudhary to get first-hand information about the violation of basic human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir.

Ilhan, one of only a handful of Muslim members of Congress, visited Pakistan shortly after the joint alliance government came into power.

During a meeting with AJK President, she said, "I already voiced serious concerns over the human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and would take up the issue with the US Congress as well as the Biden administration."

The US dignitary also addressed a presser following her meeting with AJK premier. The outspoken member, known for raising her voice for Muslims, mentioned that the US Foreign Affairs Committee had previously held hearings to investigate the reports of human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and discussed the anti-Muslim rhetoric by Narendra Modi led administration and its repercussions.

Omar also expressed hope that her visit to Azad Kashmir motivates more conversations. “The condemnations and concerns of those who fight for human rights and the question of Kashmir will be included in future hearings in Washington,” she assured.

She said I was honoured for being a part of the conversation regarding the rights of Kashmir, and looked forward to learning about the situation directly, adding human rights have been a priority for her.

Meanwhile, AJK President Chaudhry appreciated the US congresswoman for being vocal on human rights issues. He mentioned that the visit of Ilhan Omar will be a landmark in ties between Islamabad and Washington.

He also mentioned that discussions with the congresswoman regarding the Kashmir issue and the ways in which the struggle can be promoted will prove useful for the settlement of Kashmir.

Ilhan, a Somali-born Muslim-American immigrant who represents Minnesota in the US House of Representatives, arrived in the South Asian country early Wednesday with a delegation including Timothy Mynett, Nicholas Lampson and Tahir Javed.

On Wednesday, the US dignitary called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, President Arif Alvi during her maiden visit to Pakistan. She also met ousted Pakistani premier Imran Khan and exchanged views on Islamophobia.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 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 31, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

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.

City Gold Silver
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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