Former ruling party upholds protest call as govt decides to put PTI leaders’ names on ECL
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership has rejected the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) verdict in the prohibited funding case and decided to challenge the ruling, besides upholding a peaceful protest call outside the electoral body office.
PTI leaders responded after party chairman Imran Khan presided over the meeting in which leadership decided not to come under any pressure.
Former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said PTI followed the criteria and submitted all the evidence to come clean. He added that ECP’s much-awaited verdict revealed that there was no foreign funding case.
Taking a jibe at the ruling alliance, Qureshi demanded action against parties who received funding from former Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden and Libya.
On another another hand, the former federal minister and close aide of Imran Khan, Asad Umar, dared ECP to publicize the account details of PTI on its website, including those of PML-N and PPP.
He said ECP violated the Supreme Court's verdict, as they mentioned false affidavit of party chief.
The development comes as several ruling alliance leaders lambasted the former ruling party after Election Commission verdict. Sharif-led federal government also decided to put the names of PTI leaders on the Exit Control List.
Meanwhile, a meeting of the coalition government and PDM leaders is currently underway at the Prime Minister's House which was attended by PM Shehbaz Sharif, PDM Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Maryam Nawaz and members of allied parties.
ECP earlier today announced its long-awaited verdict, saying PTI received 'prohibited funds' from 34 foreign nationals and 351 companies based outside the country.
It also issued show cause notice to the Imran Khan-led party after the unanimous verdict which was reserved in June this year.
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 September 23, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||372.5||376|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||37.93||38.28|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.23||176.23|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 215,800 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs185,020.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs170,068 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs198,365.
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 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Karachi||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Islamabad||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Peshawar||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Quetta||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Sialkot||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Attock||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Gujranwala||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Jehlum||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Multan||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Gujrat||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Nawabshah||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Chakwal||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Hyderabad||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Nowshehra||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Sargodha||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Faisalabad||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|
|Mirpur||PKR 215,800||PKR 2,565|