Pakistan says not holding any talks with TTP

10:34 AM | 28 Jul, 2023
Pakistan says not holding any talks with TTP

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has firmly denied engaging in any talks with individuals or groups involved in terrorist activities within the country. This stance has been reiterated, with a clear statement that such dialogues will not be entertained in the future either.

During a regular media briefing at the Foreign Office, the spokesperson responded to queries about the Afghan Taliban’s suggestion to hold talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The spokesperson emphasized that Pakistan’s position remains unwavering, stating that they will not negotiate with those responsible for killing Pakistani civilians and law enforcement personnel, and who do not acknowledge the country’s Constitution. This position has been communicated clearly to those who propose such talks.

In a separate interview with a British media outlet, the Foreign Office spokesperson emphasized that Pakistan’s perspective on the situation in Afghanistan differs from that of the Afghan foreign ministry.

Regarding the civil war in India’s Manipur region, Pakistan has officially commented on the developments and expressed concerns about the safety and security of minorities and their places of worship in India. Pakistan believes it is crucial for the Indian government to ensure the protection of minorities.

Pakistan is actively working to find a resolution for the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI) and has made it clear that it remains neutral in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The Foreign Minister has reiterated that a negotiated settlement is essential to bring peace to both countries and their people.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had a conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, sharing Pakistan’s perspective on the stalled BSGI and its potential implications for global food inflation. They also discussed ways to revive the initiative through constructive dialogue, accommodating the concerns of all parties. Additionally, Bilawal addressed the issue of recurring acts of desecration of the Holy Quran and urged the UN to develop a comprehensive strategy to combat Islamophobia.

In response to the condemnable incident of the burning of the Quran in Denmark, Pakistan summoned a senior Danish diplomat to protest. Pakistan strongly condemned the desecration and demanded appropriate measures to stop such acts of hatred and incitement, emphasizing that such actions insult Muslims worldwide and fuel tensions between communities and nations.

The Foreign Office spokesperson pointed out that these acts do not fall under freedom of expression and are offensive and irresponsible. They cited the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ statement that speech and acts inciting religious hatred against Muslims are unacceptable.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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