Pakistan Defence Minister, ISI chief in Afghanistan to discuss security issues

Web Desk 03:13 PM | 22 Feb, 2023
Pakistan Defence Minister, ISI chief in Afghanistan to discuss security issues
Source: social media

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt General Nadeem Anjum, with other high-ranking officials, are in Afghanistan’s capital to discuss key border issues, mainly counter-terrorism measures, Foreign Office said.

Pakistan's top delegation met Afghanistan's acting deputy prime minister on Wednesday in the latest visit to war-torn nation as terrorists continue to take shelter in the neighboring country.

The recent visit comes at a time of heightened security concerns in areas bordering Afghanistan as TTP and other terror organizations escalated attacks on security forces.

The pictures doing rounds on the internet show the country’s top spymaster and Defence Minister meeting Afghan officials. Two sides reportedly discussed the promotion of bilateral ties, trade, regional links, and economic cooperation.

Mullah Baradar emphasized strengthening ties between the two sides. He urged enhanced trade and economic ties between neighboring sides. He further called for facilitating passagers through Torkham and Spin Boldak gates of travelers, especially those seeking medical care, per reports.

Pakistani delegation reiterated all-out efforts to help Afghanis, developing trade corridors, roads and other infrastructure.

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

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 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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