Congratulations pour in for new Army Chief General Asim Munir

08:00 PM | 29 Nov, 2022
Congratulations pour in for new Army Chief General Asim Munir
Source: Twitter

ISLAMABAD – General Asim Munir has received congratulations from national and international leaders as he assumed charge as Pakistan Army chief on Tuesday.

He has replaced Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, who retired from the army’s top office today after completing his six-year tenure.

Gen Bajwa handed over the command to Gen Asim during a ceremony held at the General Headquarters (GHQ).

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif telephoned the newly appointed Army Chief and congratulated him on assuming office of the Chief of the Army Staff.  

He said becoming head of the Pakistan Army is a great honour. He said it is a blessing of the Almighty Allah that Pakistan Army has got a head of high calibre of professional capability.

The premier expressed the belief that under his leadership, professionalism and capabilities for defence of the motherland of Pakistan Army will be further enhanced.

Shehbaz Sharif prayed the Allah Almighty to help and guide the new army chief to counter security challenges including defence and security of the motherland and elimination of terrorism.

He assured Army Chief of his full cooperation for defence, security and safety of the country.  He also prayed the best wishes for General Syed Asim Munir.

PML-Q President Chaudhary Shujat Hussain, in a message on Twitter, also congratulated Gen Asim Munir.

“I'd like to congratulate General Asim Munir on his appointment as Pakistan's new Chief of Army Staff. He is a competent officer who will do an excellent job. Allah has entrusted him with this responsibility and position which he will use for Pakistan's stability,” he wrote.

Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al Malki has also congratulated Gen Asim Munir and CJCSC Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza on assuming the new responsibilities.

In a congratulatory message, former Punjab Governor Chaudhary Mohammad Sarwar hoped that national defence will strengthen further under Gen Asim Munir’s command.

“Congratulations to General Asim Munir, new Chief of Army Staff of #PakistanArmy. We are proud of our Armed forces & we hope that you will further strengthen national defence under your command. The whole nation stands with the Pakistan Armed Forces,” Sarwar’s tweet read.


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 03, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.1 271.6
Euro EUR 298.27 298.87
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335.5 336.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
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 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 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 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 206,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,790.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

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 206,200 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 206,200 PKR 2,420


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