US closely following situation in Pakistan, calls for respecting 'democratic principles, rule of law'

Web Desk 10:31 AM | 24 May, 2023
US closely following situation in Pakistan, calls for respecting 'democratic principles, rule of law'
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ISLAMABAD – As Pakistan tightened noose against rioters who attacked state assets and military installations during the May 9 protests, the United States said it is closely following the situation.

Amid a political quagmire in the South Asian nation, US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said Washington is closely monitoring the situation in Pakistan, days after National Assembly passed a resolution backing May 9 rioters’ trial under the contentious Army Act .

The US State Department spokesperson responds to the unfolding situation when he was asked about its crackdown against political workers and activists in the aftermath of Imran Khan’s detention that triggered nationwide protests.

Our government does not have a position on one political candidate or another inside Pakistan, Miller said, as he called for the respect and equal application of democratic principles, freedom of expression around, and rule of law around the world. He also urged that these principles be respected by all people.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also commented on the situation in crisis-hit country as he wants the rule of law to be followed by all.

Blinken, a close aide of US President Joe Biden, said he had seen the reports and just want to make sure that whatever happens in Pakistan is consistent with the rule of law with the constitution showing.

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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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