In an interview to a private channel, the US official said President Trump had directed that Islamabad and Washington should work together to bring Taliban to the negotiating table, however, he was left disappointed after no headway was made.
'We have still not found a way to work more closely with Pakistan to ensure the Taliban come to the negotiation table,' she opined and added that these set of issues will continue to be important.
Regarding the cementing of ties between the two states, the US diplomat said, I can assure you through my own efforts that we are always looking for opportunities to strengthen our relationships.
On a query regarding Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo's scheduled meeting in Washington, Wells said that the dignitaries will discuss important points regarding the strong partnership.
'The most important issue between the two countries is how to work on bilateral relations,' she affirmed.
The official, who has been touring Pakistan sporadically for opening new windows of opportunity, continued that there were investment opportunities in energy and other sectors in Pakistan and US was looking forward to strengthening its trading ties.
A day earlier, in an interview with BBC Urdu, Wells said that the US wanted 'positive and constructive' relations with its South-Asian ally, Pakistan.
'Pakistan is an important country in the region with an important part to play,' she added.
To a query about the expectations from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government in Pakistan, the US diplomat said, we have the same expectations from Pakistan that we have from other countries in South Asia.
Alice Wells' comments came weeks after US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo visited Islamabad and called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of the Army Staff, general Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Both the sides stressed resetting the ties to forge better relationships in the future. Meanwhile, the US has also suspended the provision of Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to Pakistan - an amount Islamabad had already spent in the Global War on Terror (GWOT).
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)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||348||351.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.11||36.46|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.57||177.58|
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.
|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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