Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa visits elite Strike Corps in Multan as India deploys battle tanks along Pakistan border

06:39 PM | 23 Jan, 2017
Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa visits elite Strike Corps in Multan as India deploys battle tanks along Pakistan border

MULTAN - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed the officers and soldiers to keep themselves fully trained to defeat all types of threats.

During his visit to elite Strike Corps at Multan Garrison on Monday, the day after India started massive deployment of Russian-made battle tanks along its western border with Pakistan, the army chief appreciated troops' participation from Multan Corps in ongoing counter-terrorism operations in FATA and Kyhber Pakhtunkhwa.


Later, General Bajwa addressed the soldiers and officers of the garrison. He also laid wreath at Yadgar-e Shuhada and offered prayers for the martyrs.

Earlier, on his arrival at Multan, the COAS was briefed by Commander Multan Corps Lieutenant General Sarfraz Sattar on operational preparations and administration of troops.

1 Corps is Pakistan's elite strike corps which includes 1st Armoured Division (Multan), 14th Infantry Division (Okara), 40th Infantry Division (Okara). Its troops carried out major maneuvers in Operation Zarb-e-Azb against the local and foreign militants in the regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Gen. Bajwa praised the troops for keeping themselves fully trained and prepared to thwart challenges of conventional war. He said that soldiers of Pakistan Army are the best in the world. “Army is what its soldiers are. I am proud to be COAS of a brave and highly professional Army," Gen. Bajwa was quoted by ISPR as saying.

“Our experience of counter-terrorism operations has made us battle-jardened which is a valued add-on in operational preparedness,” the army chief said.

Soldiers freely interacted with the COAS and expressed their pride and eagerness to selflessly serve the country and the nation.


The army chief’s visit comes a day after reports of Indian army’s deployment of more than 460 main battle tanks along its border with Pakistan.

The T-90 is the main battle tank of the Indian Army, replacing the older variants of T-72 and T-55 tanks in the force.

The Indian army’s plans to deploy the newly ordered Russian T-90MS MBTs along its western and northern borders with Pakistan came in wake of Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s threat of a nuclear attack.

This massive tank deployment is being speculated as part of India’s unofficial ‘Cold Start’ strategy against Pakistan.

Pakistan and India share 3323 Km (including Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir sector) of land border. This border runs along the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on October 1, 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 October 1, 2023 (Sunday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR  307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – October 1, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,800 on Sunday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 173,870.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 1 October 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420


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