Did President Alvi say that Gen (r) Bajwa helped Imran Khan in the 2018 elections?

Web Desk 11:39 AM | 26 Dec, 2022
Did President Alvi say that Gen (r) Bajwa helped Imran Khan in the 2018 elections?
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President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday dismissed reports in local media claiming that former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (retd.) Qamar Javed Bajwa helped Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in Senate and last general elections.

A statement issued by the official handle of The President of Pakistan said there is no truth in the reports about President Alvi’s statement about former COAS and PTI chairman.

President after taking notice of the reports called them ‘fabricated’, and clarified that his statements were taken out of context by local media outlets.

He cleared the air after reports claimed that Chief of Army Staff General (r) Qamar Javed Bajwa assisted the ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan in Senate and general elections.

Alvi made these remarks during a recent interaction with journalists, leaders of the business community, and foreign diplomats on Saturday.

The 73-year-old said he is also looking for the reason behind the decline in the relation between Khan and Bajwa and reckoned that something happened in October last year or in the first half in 2022.

He however trashed the claims that Imran Khan moved to remove Gen Bajwa from the coveted post. “I don’t think so. That was a rumour,” he said responding to a question. He continued saying that politicians’ maturity needed to match with the current situation.

President made these remarks as former premier Imran Khan accused Gen (r) Bajwa of man behind the conspiracy that led to his ouster from the government. The outspoken chief accused former COAS of playing ‘double game’ with him.

Earlier it was reported that Imran Khan held a secret meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, facilitated by President Dr Arif Alvi and it was held at the presidency. 

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 21, 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 March 21, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.15 286.15
Euro EUR 298.5 301.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 340.5 344
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.54 757.54
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.5 209.5
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.9 36.25
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.88 925.88
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.6
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 732.14 740.14
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.42 78.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.5 209.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.25 307.78
Thai Bhat THB 8.26 8.41

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 21 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,500.  

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 190,849.  

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 204,700 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390


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