TLP protesters lift GT Road blockade, continue sit-in at Wazirabad despite accord to end impasse

10:26 AM | 2 Nov, 2021
TLP protesters lift GT Road blockade, continue sit-in at Wazirabad despite accord to end impasse

LAHORE – The workers of the banned outfit continued their sit-in in Wazirabad even after signing a peace agreement with the government.

Reports in local media quoting sources said life started returning to normalcy on GT Road, one of Asia's oldest and longest major roads, near Wazirabad and in adjourning areas, as the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s removed the blockade and moved to a nearby park.

The party workers after nearly two weeks of protests opened the crucial highway but said it would not call off its protest until the release of detained leader Saad Hussain Rizvi – who was arrested for inciting violence since April.

Sources said the agitators will hold a peaceful sit-in at the nearby park until a concrete development on the implementation of their agreement, particularly the release of Rizvi.

The right-wing banned party and government reached an agreement after a delegation of Islamic scholars including Mufti Muneebur Rehman participated.

Meanwhile, reports claimed that a list of detained activists and workers named in the Fourth Schedule was shared in the steering committee’s meeting, adding that the list has more than 2,000 names whereas the process for their release has been started.

The masked details of the agreement – which were not shared with the public by either side – also raised a number of questions in the whole development.

Earlier, the proscribed group’s workers called off their long march to country’s federal capital after the leadership inked an agreement. The government has also formed a steering committee led by State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan to make a strategy for the release of the TLP chief and the removal of the ban on religious turned political party.

Protesters didn't demand the expulsion of the French envoy and the closure of embassy: Mufti Muneeb

In a similar development, Mufti Muneebur Rehman on Monday trashed the news about the TLP demand which asked for the expulsion of the French envoy and the closure of the embassy.

Speaking from a presser, the noted scholar said falsehoods were spread on media that TLP demanded the expulsion of the French ambassador, the closure of the embassy, and to break ties with the European Union.

Mufti termed it ‘a blatant lie’, raising questions at ministers. How can we trust government officials when they uttered lies publicly?, he questioned.

Earlier, Mufti who revealed the development in a presser with ministers refused to share contents of the accord, he said the details would be made public at an ‘appropriate time’.


Rupee recovers marginally against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 30 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates in Pakistan increase; Check today’s gold rates 30 November 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 30 November 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Karachi PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Islamabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Peshawar PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Quetta PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sialkot PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Attock PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujranwala PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Jehlum PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Multan PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Bahawalpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujrat PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nawabshah PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Chakwal PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Hyderabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nowshehra PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sargodha PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Faisalabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Mirpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675


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