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Taliban's rapid inroads in Afghanistan surprises Pakistan

Web Desk 01:25 PM | 28 Jun, 2021
Taliban's rapid inroads in Afghanistan surprises Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan was not expecting the Afghan Taliban to make rapid inroads in Afghan territory following the withdrawal of foreign troops, an official told a Pakistani newspaper.

Report of Express Tribune quoting an anonymous official claimed that ‘Pakistan was not expecting the unprecedented development in the South Asian country as the Taliban have already captured around 142 of the country's 407 districts.

The statement further added that ‘we never thought Taliban could make inroads that fast after the beginning of the US withdrawal as the militia stretched their influence as far as along the Tajikistan border’, he added.

The official went on to say that ‘the information we are getting from the ground is that Taliban riding on two-wheelers are taking control of Armoured Personnel Carriers. This is unbelievable.’

In this development, Pakistan is concerned about the lack of resistance from the Afghan security forces. The Afghan National Army has a total strength of 300,000 on-ground soldiers while the militia comprised around 10,000 soldiers.

Meanwhile, Afghan premier Ashraf Ghani, who recently visited the US, insists that the Afghan security forces are putting up resistance and have retaken the control of six districts from the Taliban.

Pakistan is however still making efforts on its part to seek a political solution in war-torn Afghanistan and its officials have reached out to Afghan leaders encouraging them to seek a political solution.

Last week, Prime Minister Imran Khan warned the world of the possibility of a civil war in Afghanistan if foreign troops leave the war-torn country without a political settlement.

Khan, while speaking with Jonathan Swan for an HBO Axios interview, said ‘we only want peace and don't want to be part of any confrontation. The US must find a political solution before leaving Afghanistan, he stressed.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 30, 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 30, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348 351.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77 77.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.3
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 30 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Thursday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.   

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 207,700 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470

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