ISLAMABAD - Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday summoned Hamza Shehbaz, son of outgoing Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, on June 6 in a case of threatening Ayesha Ahad Malik, alleged wife of the former.
A two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case at apex court's Lahore Registry, where the complainant said that she and her daughter's life were in danger.
She had moved the Supreme Court last year seeking lifetime disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza. The applicant had argued that Hamza Shahbaz has not remained Sadiq and Amin under Article 62, 63 after his behavior with Ayesha Ahad.
The chief justice, then, ordered the accused to appear before the court immediately by 1pm today, to which Punjab advocate general informed the court that Hamza was abroad and will reach country in three or four days. The court expressed anger over non-implementation of the orders.
Later, the court summoned the PML-N leader on June 6, besides ordering the Inspector General of Police to provide security to Ayesha Ahad, a daughter of former MPA Ahad Malik.
In a major development, the apex court ordered to register a case against Hamza and other suspects on the charges of torturing the complainant.
The chief justice remarked that what happened with the orders of the sessions court regarding registering the case against the accused. He inquired if the Lahore High Court had suspended the orders.
Following the court action, the complainant said that she is thankful to Allah as orders of registering a case against suspects was ordered after 7 years.
She had claimed to have been married to Hamza Shahbaz in 2010 before she was unceremoniously abandoned by her alleged spouse. But, later, Hamza disowned the wedlock and subjected her to severe torture through PML-N workers and police to force her to withdraw her statement which was based on truth, she added.
Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.76|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Karachi||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Quetta||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Attock||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Multan||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|