KABUL – US President Joe Biden Saturday warned another attack ‘highly likely’ at Kabul Airport within 36 hours while the US State Department called the threat ‘specific and credible’.
The Democratic Party leader said he learned of the threats from his commanders, and ordered them to take all possible measures to prioritize the protection of force, and ensured that they have all the authorities, resources, and plans to protect our men and women on the ground.
“The situation on the ground continues to be extremely dangerous, and the threat of terrorist attacks on the airport remains high”, he said while Pentagon officials, in a presser, told that “threats from IS offshoot group are still very real. They are very dynamic, and we are monitoring them literally in real-time.”
On Thursday, a suicide bombing at the Hamid Karzai Airport killed at least 170 Afghans and 13 US service members while the US vowed to respond with ‘force and precision’ to the attack. Later, US Defense Press Secretary told newsmen that ‘a retaliatory strike had killed two ISIS-K members and injured a third.
However, he didn't provide further details on the identities, though he mentioned that the terror wing lost a ‘planner, and a facilitator’. It further added that there were no ‘civilian casualties’.
The recent terror attack has pushed the US and the Taliban into a form of cooperation to ensure security at the airport. The insurgents have now cordoned off highways leading to the facility and are only letting sanctioned buses pass.
Meanwhile, evacuation efforts are ongoing in the days leading up to August 31, when US soldiers plan to withdraw from war raked country after 2 long decades. As per the latest figures, around 117,000 civilians and personnel have been evacuated, including 5,400 Americans.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.
In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.
As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,510.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Karachi||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Islamabad||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Peshawar||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Quetta||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Sialkot||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Attock||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Gujranwala||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Jehlum||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Multan||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Gujrat||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Nawabshah||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Chakwal||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Hyderabad||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Nowshehra||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Sargodha||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Faisalabad||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
|Mirpur||PKR 232,700||PKR 2,500|
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