President Mamnoon addresses joint parliament session amid opposition's walkout

Mahmood Idrees 11:30 AM | 1 Jun, 2017
President Mamnoon addresses joint parliament session amid opposition's walkout
ISLAMABAD - President Mamnoon Hussain addressed the joint session of the parliament today (Thursday) despite opposition parties have walked out after disrupting the speech.

The president delivered a speech on the beginning of the fifth and last parliamentary year of ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other PML-N leaders were present in the session. Heads of all three armed forces, ambassadors of different countries were also present on the occasion.

The opposition parties which are enraged over not giving permission to air speech of opposition leader Kharshid Shah and others regarding budget on PTV, chanted "Go Nawaz Go" in the parliament, besides holding placards. Later, they staged walkout from the parliament during the President's speech.


President Hussain extended congratulations to the nation on the continuation of the political process, adding that the process should not be interrupted for individual and parochial interest in order to make the country prosper.

Addressing the session, the President condemned the Indian aggression along the line of control, adding that Pakistan believed in proliferation of atomic arsenal.

Highlighting the CPEC, he said that the project will link the entire region and bring prosperity due to the state-friendly policies.

Talking about Fata and Gilgit-Baltistan, he said that the government has allocated huge funds to bring these areas into mainstream.

He also Afghanistan to settle the issues through dialogue, adding that peace cannot be ensured in the region without establishing peace in Afghanistan.

According to Radio Pakistan, the President proposed the government, the opposition and all the political parties should adopt Vision-2025 as a national plan through consensus to continue the welfare of public without hampering.

He also highlighted that there was also need to check the rising rate of population growth to ensure the optimal use of resources.

Parallel Budget Session

As the issues regarding airing speech of opposition leader Khurshid Shah on state-run TV still unresolved, the opposition parties on Wednesday gathered outside Parliament House and opened up a parallel budget session.

Lamenting of the attitude of ruling party, Shah said they had started an “awami assembly” to put light the issues being faced by the common people.

He criticised the PML-N for missing set target of the GDP growth and artificially decreasing the budget deficit.

He highlighted the ongoing projects in all province except Punjab which were not allocated funds by the government.



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 5, 2023 (Sunday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 280.9 284.25
Euro EUR 299 302
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335 338
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 192 194
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
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 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 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 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 205,300 PKR 2,360
Karachi PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Islamabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Peshawar PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Quetta PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sialkot PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Attock PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujranwala PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Jehlum PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Multan PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Bahawalpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujrat PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nawabshah PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Chakwal PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Hyderabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nowshehra PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sargodha PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Faisalabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Mirpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360


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