US envoy underscores enduring Pakistan-US relationship during visit to Punjab cities

Web Desk 02:23 PM | 26 May, 2023
US envoy underscores enduring Pakistan-US relationship during visit to Punjab cities
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LAHORE – US Consul General Lahore William K. Makaneole visited the Punjab districts of Sahiwal, Pakpattan and Bahawalnagar from May 22 through May 25. 

During the three-day tour, Makaneole met the local government representatives and members of the business community to deepen the robust partnership between the United States and Pakistan. He also visited the shrines of Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Tajuddin Chisti, and the landmark Harappa Museum. 

“Pakistan has been and continues to be a valued partner to the United States. Our governments have partnered on a range of issues and our people-to-people ties remain strong,” said the US Consul General Makaneole.

While paying his respects at the shrines of famous Sufi saints he added, “These shrines symbolize the diverse cultural, historical, and religious heritage of Punjab and Pakistan.” Founded in 2001, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) preserves historical and cultural treasures under threat from environmental pressure or lack of resources.

In Pakistan, AFCP has invested more than $7.6 million on 32 cultural preservation projects. The restored sites include Buddhist monasteries, Hindu monuments, Sufi shrines, and relics of the Mughal empire. 

Makaneole also visited the Harappa Museum in Sahiwal, a noteworthy archaeological site. 

Consul General Makaneole appreciated local entrepreneurial efforts at Digital Dera in Pakpattan, and the Semen Production Unit and Flour Mills in Sahiwal. He emphasized that the United States is Pakistan’s largest bilateral export destination, noting that “In 2022, bilateral trade hit a record $9.9 billion, with Pakistani exports to the United States reaching $6.8 billion.” 

In his meetings with the Deputy Commissioners for Pakpattan and Bahawalnagar and Commissioner in Sahiwal, Makaneole thanked them for hosting the delegation in their districts and making the trip a success. The United States has a broad, deep, and long-term partnership with the people of Punjab Province spanning the education, economic, health, legal sectors and beyond. The Consulate looks forward to deepening and expanding these relationships over the coming years.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 4, 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 June 4, 2023 (Sunday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 298.9 302.15
Euro EUR 321 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 375.5 380
U.A.E Dirham AED 82 83
Saudi Riyal SAR 80 81.2
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.24 766.24
Canadian Dollar CAD 228 230
China Yuan CNY 40.18 40.58
Danish Krone DKK 41.16 41.56
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927 936
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.5 748.5
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 4, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,800 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,800 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 232,500 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 232,500 PKR 2125


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