ISLAMABAD – Amid the heightened hostilities between Islamabad and New Delhi, the Indian government has invited Pakistan’s top judge Umar Atta Bandial and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto to attend meetings of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Express Tribune reported.
The development comes days after Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif offered 'sincere' talks with the arch-rival nation to resolve burning issues, however, New Delhi has been eyeing Sharif's peace proposal with caution as tensions between the two sides remain unabated.
The reports quoting well-informed sources claimed that New Delhi shared the invitations with Pakistan for upcoming series of events, including a moot of chief justices of member states, and a meeting of the foreign ministers.
It was reported that the meeting of top jurists of the intergovernmental organisation is scheduled for March 2023 while the foreign ministers will interact two months later after the first meeting.
The report further mentioned Islamabad has not yet responded to the Indian invite as frayed ties since the Indian government revoked partial autonomy of occupied Kashmir.
The nuclear-armed neighbors are members of SCO and are dedicated not to undermine the organisation work despite bilateral disputes.
If Pakistan accepts the invitation, the visit of the country’s top judge and Foreign Minister would be an ice-breaker.
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 January 28, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||313||316|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||30.94||31.29|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||156.69||158.69|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs209,600 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Karachi||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Islamabad||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Peshawar||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Quetta||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Sialkot||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Attock||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Gujranwala||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Jehlum||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Multan||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Gujrat||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Nawabshah||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Chakwal||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Hyderabad||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Nowshehra||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Sargodha||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Faisalabad||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|
|Mirpur||PKR 209,600||PKR 2,220|