Indian army chief attacks Pakistan’s ideology with a weird demand for good ties

Mahmood Idrees 08:07 PM | 30 Nov, 2018
Indian army chief attacks Pakistan’s ideology with a weird demand for good ties
NEW DELHI – India’s top army general on Friday launched an absurd attack on Pakistan’s ideology while responding to Islamabad’s wish to normalise ties with its eastern neighbor.

Delivering a lecture at the National Defence Academy (NDA) Passing out Parade ceremony in Pune, India’s army chief General Bipin Rawat said Pakistan “should turn into a secular state if it wants good ties with India”.

His crazy comments come two days after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan tried to woo the neighbouring country to resume bilateral talks for peace and the solution of Kashmir conflict.

“I, the prime minister, our political leadership, army, and the institutions are all on one page. We want to move forward,” Khan told a large gathering after opening the Kartarpur crossing, which has been dubbed as the ‘corridor of peace’.

Urging India to give peace another chance, Khan said: “If India takes one step forward then we will take two steps forward toward friendship.”

Responding to Imran Khan's statement, Gen. Rawat said: “There is a contradiction in what they are saying. One step from there should come in a positive manner, we will see if the step has an effect on the ground. Till then our nation has a clear policy- terror and talks can't go together.”

He went on to claim that “while New Delhi had taken the first step on multiple occasions, it is now up to Islamabad to ‘take action against terror’.”

“Pakistan has made its state an Islamic state. If they have to stay together with India, then they've to develop as a secular state. We are a secular state. If they're willing to become secular like us, then they seem to have an opportunity," the Indian general said.

On Nov 28, India refused to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) conference if it is held in Pakistan - for the second time.

India’s Minister for External Minister Sushma Swaraj brushed off any possibility of development in bilateral ties, despite the opening of the Kartarpur border. “Until and unless Pakistan stops terrorist activities in India, there will be no dialogue and we will not participate in Saarc,” said the minister, once again ratcheting up her country’s anti-Pakistan rhetoric.

Meanwhile on Friday, India’s Border Security Force said it has indigenously developed bullet-proof bunkers to protect its troops against fatal sniper fire while a sensor-based ‘smart fence’ is expected to come up soon to check ‘infiltration’ on the eastern frontier.

Pakistan shares a 2912-km-long border with India.


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 02, 2023 (Thursday).

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 Rs207,100 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,670.

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 207,100 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420


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