China donates Rs6m more to families of martyred Sindh policemen for consulate defence

Haider Ali 01:01 PM | 30 Nov, 2018
China donates Rs6m more to families of martyred Sindh policemen for consulate defence
ISLAMABAD - China has donated an additional Rs6 million for the families of two policemen who embraced martyrdom while battling militants during an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi last week.

China's Consul General in Karachi, Wang Yu distributed Rs3 million each among the relatives of the deceased assistant sub-inspector Ashraf Dawood and constable Amir Khan at a ceremony held at Central Police Office.

The ceremony was attended by Sindh Inspector General Police Dr Syed Kaleem Imam, Karachi Additional Inspector General Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh, other senior officers and relatives.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chinese diplomat lavished praise on the policemen for having laid their lives in the line of the duty.

"China had already donated Rs6 million among the heirs of the policemen, bringing the total amount donated thus far to Rs12 million," he highlighted.

Yu added that people were still collecting donations through a campaign in China in a bid to appreciate the services of the Sindh police.

The Sindh police chief expressed gratitude for the gesture and gave special recognition to the services of the martyred policemen, branding them as "assets of Sindh police".

In the terror attack foiled by security services on November 23rd, two civilians, a father and son, named Zahir Shah and Abdul Karim, were also killed whereas a private security guard was left injured by the attackers.

Three armed terrorists were shot dead by police in a well-timed response; Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) had claimed responsibility for the attack.

The terrorist group has been involved in several activities to hinder the implementation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, a mega economic deal between the two countries.

India has also been jealous of the economic deal between Islamabad and Beijing. A few years ago, security forces had arrested an Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav involved in anti-Pakistan activities.

Jadhav, who was awarded death sentence by a military court, has confessed to providing funds to the BLA.

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 January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.5 255.5
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

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 197,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100


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