ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has arrived in Uzbekistan's capital to attend the 26th Meeting of ECO Council of Ministers (COM).
FM Bilawal visited the Central Asian nation from January 23-24 to attend the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) meeting. The theme of the conference is “Year of Strengthening Connectivity”.
The Minister will address the Council and will hold bilateral meetings with participating ministers of member states and other dignitaries on the sidelines of the event, the MoFA spokesperson said.
It further added that as a founding member, Islamabad remains strongly committed to the Economic Cooperation Organization which aims at the promotion of effective regional cooperation, with a special focus on communications, trade, culture, and connectivity.
Following his arrival in Tashkent, FM Bilawal Bhutto held a meeting with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin.
FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met with FM of #Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin in Tashkent today.— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) January 23, 2023
The two FMs agreed to further enhance the existing excellent bilateral relations & economic cooperation especially in trade, energy and connectivity.@MOFA_Tajikistan @PakinTajikistan pic.twitter.com/DPIoXdh8Z3
Both sides expressed satisfaction with recent engagements and further pledged to enhance the existing bilateral ties and economic cooperation, especially in trade, energy, and connectivity sectors, Foreign Office said.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.71|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.
On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|