Azadi March: PM Imran given 48 hours to resign

05:55 PM | 1 Nov, 2019
Azadi March: PM Imran given 48 hours to resign

ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman addressing the charged participants of the so-called Azadi March on Friday said that all nation is on one page to send the incompetent government of PTI to home. 

Calling the 2018 General Election as rigged, Fazl said: "We don't accept the government formed on the basis of these elections".

Leaders of major opposition parties including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Awami National Party (ANP) were present on the container along with the JUI-F chief in Islamabad.

Thousands of protesters led by the JUI-F converged on the federal capital on Thursday, seeking to send packing Prime Minister Imran Khan-led govt for failing to run the country properly since winning the elections in 2018. 

"This nation wants freedom," he said, adding that inflation has risen to a level that common people are being forced to commit suicides. He lambasted the government for failing to uplift the economy of Pakistan. 

The economy of Pakistan has collapsed under the incumbent government of "selected" Prime Minister Imran Khan, the religiopolitical party head expressed sizzling words amid light rain in the federal capital.

Hitting out at the government's repeated mantra of fighting corruption, the head of the JUI-F referring to a report prepared by the World Economic Forum said that corruption increased by two to three percent in the past year. 

"We want to see the institutions of Pakistan powerful but expect them to be impartial," he said, adding, "We do not want to collision with them".

He said that the incumbent government has left the people of occupied Kashmir alone.

Fazl, who had faced defeat during the general election in his stronghold constituency, has given the prime minister a deadline of two days to resign from the seat. "We cannot show patience more than this," he said.

The next move will be decided by the public if the "fraud" premier does not step down, he said. 

He warned, "The sea of people has the capacity to arrest the prime minister from inside the PM House." 

The JUI-F ameer said that the PTI government cannot bar him from demanding the implementation of Islamic constitutional provisions.

"Pakistan and the religion of Islam cannot be separated," Rehman told the protesters.

He also urged the participants not to leave Islamabad until the demands are met, turning the rally into a sit-in.

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Earlier, President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif addressing the gathering claimed to strengthen the national economy within six months if they [opposition parties] were given an opportunity to serve the masses in future.

He criticized the government’s economic, health, education, and housing policies, underlining the need for immediate measures for benefit of the common man.

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PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also addressed the protesters and assured his full support to the JUI-F against the government.

He said that Pakistan’s people only believe in democracy but expressed concerns about the rigging in elections.

Calling the prime minister incompetent, the PPP chief said that it was the time to send the 'fake government' packing.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 10 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 741.76
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold price drops in Pakistan; Check out today gold rates here

Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 10 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Karachi PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Islamabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Peshawar PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Quetta PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sialkot PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Attock PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujranwala PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Jehlum PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Multan PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Bahawalpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujrat PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nawabshah PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Chakwal PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Hyderabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nowshehra PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sargodha PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Faisalabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Mirpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486


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