Pakistan rejects pre-conditions for talks with India

10:17 PM | 22 Aug, 2015
Pakistan rejects pre-conditions for talks with India
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Pakistan on Saturday called on the international community to take notice of India’s running away from National Security Advisor (NSA) Level meeting on flimsy grounds.

During a media briefing, Prime Minister’s Special Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Sartaj Aziz said he was still willing to make his scheduled visit on August 23 and 24 if India doesn’t put forth pre-conditions, Geo News reported.

He told journalists that he expects that global think tanks and foreign policy experts will carefully ponder over whether it is conceivable that a country like India will cancel the first ministerial interaction between the two countries since Modi came to power on such flimsy grounds, especially when the main purpose of the meeting was to reduce tensions on the LoC and restore trust by addressing each other’s concern regarding terrorist activities sitting across the table rather than through the media.

“Pakistan has not put forth any pre-conditions for talks, and meeting with Kashmiri leaders in New Delhi is a tradition of past two decades,” said Aziz while responding to India’s pretext to call off the NSA-level talks over Pakistan High Commission’s invite to Hurryat leaders to a ceremony that was secluded to take place in honor of the advisor.

"Even more ironic is their alibi that Pakistan was trying to distort the agenda agreed at Ufa and was imposing "new conditions" for the talks. Nothing could be farther from the truth," he added.

He said the three point agenda proposed by Pakistan was fully in line with the Ufa statement. The first point called for discussion on all issues related to terrorism.

Sartaj Aziz said: "The second point calls for reviewing progress on actual decisions made at Ufa i.e. prompt release of fishermen, better arrangements for religious tourism, and activation of mechanisms for restoring peace across the LOC and the Working Boundary."

He added that the third point was intended to explore the modalities for discussions on all other outstanding issues including Kashmir, Sir Creek and Siachen.

Waving a dossier containing evidence of Indian spy agency RAWs involvement in acts of terrorism, during the press conference, Aziz said he would hand them over to his Indian counter-part during his visit to New York in the General Assembly meeting of the United Nations.

He, however, said the NSA talks have not yet been cancelled on an official level.

“The entire world knows that Kashmir is a core issue between Pakistan and India. Kashmir is on agenda of talks, why does New Delhi object to meeting with Kashmiri leaders,” he said.

He said India was making its own interpretations of Ufa understanding reached between prime ministers of both the countries.

Aziz pointed out that the most important point of the summit held in Ufa, Russia, was that India and Pakistan share the collective responsibility to bring peace in the region.

Speaking at the press conference Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said India had violated the LoC 100 times, adding that in the last three weeks six violations had taken place at the LoC and Working Boundary.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 Dec  2023

Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 4 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues

The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 4 December 2023

On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043 

A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720


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