Manzoor Pashteen's relative met Indian diplomat, DG ISPR blows lid off PTM-India links

Haider Ali 07:21 PM | 29 Apr, 2019
Manzoor Pashteen's relative met Indian diplomat, DG ISPR blows lid off PTM-India links
RAWALPINDI - Pak Army's spokesperson laid bare the links between Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) and Pakistan's arch-rival India in a media interaction on Monday.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations questioned PTM leader Manzoor Pashteen about his relative who met Indian diplomat at the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

'Why did your relative meet the Indian official on April 18,' Ghafoor questioned Manzoor Pashteen directly in his press conference.

The military's spokesperson continued and wondered how much money was paid by the Indian consulate [to PTM] in May last year for the Torkham protest.

The spokesperson clarified in point-blank remarks that Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghanistan's spy agencyNational Directorate of Security (NDS) funded PTM.

'Why PTM and TTP peddle the same narrative,' Major General Asif Ghafoor questioned and wondered why TTP issues statements in its favour.

The official raised serious questions for PTM to answer including its efforts to block the handover of Tahir Dawar's dead body to Pakistan.

'You did not attend the funeral of those who saved the lives of 800 children,' Major General Asif Ghafoor shared.

The military's spokesperson said on PTM's demand, 48 percent area was cleared of landmines and questioned whether you [PTM] was a part of the state of Pakistan or Afghanistan.

"No one can fight against the state. We were told to deal gently with PTM since day one," the DG ISPR said.

Major General Asif Ghafoor offered that PTM should hand over the list of missing persons to the army so it could trace them.

'Would you follow the policy of Pakistan or Afghanistan,' Major Gahfoor questioned and warned that PTM took enough leverage until now.

Major general Ghafoor said that he was the first one to contact PTM advising that the group should set up a camp in FATA instead of fleeing abroad.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


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 February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430


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