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US calls for talks between Islamabad, New Delhi amid ceasefire violations by India

Mahmood Idrees 09:10 AM | 28 Feb, 2018
US calls for talks between Islamabad, New Delhi amid ceasefire violations by India
WASHINGTON - As Indian ceasefire violations continue along the Line of Control (LOC), US President Donald Trump's administration said that Islamabad and New Delhi need to sit and talk about the ongoing border tension.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert stated this while responding to a question regarding the US role to ease ongoing border tension between the two nuclear powers of the South Asia region during a news conference on Tuesday.

“We think that both sides would certainly have to sit down and have talks about that," she said.

The India and Pakistan issue was also highlighted by a top American general while giving his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Commander of the US Central Command General Joseph Votel said, “The enduring tension between the nuclear powers of India and Pakistan remains unreconciled”.

The US stress for the negotiations between the countries came after the Indian forces are busy in targetting the innocent citizens in Azad Jammu and Kashmir along the LOC.

On Tuesday, Indian forces resorted to heavy mortar shelling at about 8:30 am and, as usual, they targeted the civilian population. A mortar shell struck a house in Dharoti Naari village leaving a 13-year-old boy dead. The deceased was identified as Zain Ibrahim. The latest aggressive spree pushed the death toll in ceasefire violations to at least 14 in the ongoing year.

On Feb 23, the Indian troops martyred 19-year-old Inzamam Ameen, who was working at a crush plant at Poonch river bank in Titri.

On Feb 19, the Indian forces in unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LOC in Khuiratta Sector, Jijot Bahadar village, martyred Ayan Zahid, an 8 years old boy.

On Feb 15, the Indian occupation forces also deliberately targeted a school van leaving the children severely traumatized and martyring the driver. The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.

According to Foreign Office, despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. It said, “In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 335 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, leaving several Pakistani's dead.

Pakistan has also been lodged protest with Indias High Commission J.P Singh over the unprovoked firing at the borders, but New Delhi is pursuing the policy of agitation as no positive response received from it yet.

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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 31, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 273.4 276.35
Euro EUR 287.2 290
UK Pound Sterling GBP 327.75 331
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.3 74
Saudi Riyal SAR 70.35 71.05
Australian Dollar AUD 184.5 186.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 698.94 706.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 195 197.2
China Yuan CNY 38.76 39.16
Danish Krone DKK 38.4 38.8
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 32.05 32.40
Indian Rupee INR 3.1 3.12
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 850.1 859.1
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.93 61.53
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.66 170.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 682.86 690.86
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 70.4 71.1
Singapore Dollar SGD 197.17 199.17
Swedish Korona SEK 25.49 25.79
Swiss Franc CHF 285.03 287.53
Thai Bhat THB 8.01 8.16

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

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 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370

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