KARACHI – Pakistan Navy has gifted the historic warship PNS TARIQ to Britain as a goodwill gesture.
The Transfer Agreement Signing Ceremony for the ex-Pakistan Navy Ship TARIQ to Falls of Clyde International of United Kingdom was organized at Pakistan High Commission in London.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi attended the ceremony as Chief Guest. Former First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff Royal British Navy, Admiral Lord Alan West graced the event as Guest of Honour.
Ex-PNS TARIQ was formerly decommissioned by Pakistan Navy on Aug 4, 2023 and has been gifted by the Government of Pakistan to a UK based firm Falls of Clyde International that plans to convert the ship into a floating museum. The ship will be on static display at Clyde Maritime Heritage Centre in Glasgow as a symbol of common naval heritage of the Royal and Pakistan navies.
Transfer Agreement Signing Ceremony for ex-PNS TARIQ to Falls of Clyde International (FOCI) of UK was organized in London. #CNS Adm M Amjad Khan Niazi graced ceremony as Chief Guest. Former 1st Sea Lord & CNS Royal British Navy Adm Lord Alan West was Guest of Honour.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/roUNMEDZjI— DGPR (Navy) (@dgprPaknavy) September 26, 2023
Addressing the ceremony, CNS acknowledged meritorious services of PNS TARIQ and hoped that handing over of TARIQ to FOCI will further strengthen bonds of friendship between Pakistan and UK as ship will continue to symbolize shared maritime heritage of both navies in times to come.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Karachi||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Quetta||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Attock||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Multan||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|