CAPE TOWN – A huge fire in South Africa's houses of parliament caused the roof of the old National Assembly building to collapse on Sunday, with no casualties reported so far.
The cause of the fire was not yet known, but an investigation was opened.
Calling it a "terrible and devastating event", President Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters at the scene in Cape Town that an arrest had been made. “Someone has been held right now and is being questioned,” he said.
The suspect, who is not a parliamentary employee, will appear in court on Tuesday, facing charges of arson, housebreaking and theft, according to the city police.
The houses of parliament in Cape Town consist of three sections, with the newer additions constructed in the 1920s and 1980s.
The historic building houses a collection of rare books and the original copy of the former Afrikaans national anthem “Die Stem Suid-Afrika” ( “The Voice of South Africa “), which was already damaged.
It was the second fire at the parliament in under a year. In March there was a fire caused by an electrical fault.
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 June 2, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||375.5||380|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.39||36.74|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||172.79||174.79|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,000 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.
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 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
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