RAWALPINDI – A meeting of the top brass of the Pakistani military was held on Friday.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of country's defence and national security came under discussion at the meeting.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza chaired the meeting, which took place at the Joint Staff Headquarters (JSHQ) with all services chiefs in attendance, the military's media wing said.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu were in attendance.
The meeting, according to the ISPR, received a detailed briefing on a review of the national security situation specific to the western border, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
In light of the recent terrorist events and the military's response, the forum expressed complete satisfaction and full confidence in the readiness of the defence forces.
The participants also reaffirmed the resolve of the armed forces to respond to the entire spectrum of threats in the most befitting manner in line with a comprehensive security strategy.
The military's top brass also lauded the sacrifices of security agencies in the fight against terrorism.
Apart from that, the forum discussed fast-paced developments in the realm of strategic and conventional policies.
They also exchanged views on the importance of peace in Afghanistan for sustainable development in the region and the operational preparedness of the armed forces.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|