ISLAMABAD – The federal government on Wednesday filed a reference against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and former chief justice Saqib Nisar, marking a new development in the current political drama.
The reference was made in accordance with both Article 218 of the Constitution and the Election Act of 2017.
Imran Khan, Saqib Nisar, Najam Saqib, Abuzar Chaudhry, Mian Aziz, Ejaz Chaudhry, and Asad Umar were designated respondents in a lawsuit filed by Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan and Attaullah Tarar.
The list of PTI ticket holders and the transcript of the Najam Saqib audio leak were both linked with the reference.
The complaint was made based on moral and financial corruption since tickets were being sold for the Punjab Assembly while one party disobeyed the constitution and the law, said the reference.
The reference stated that action should be taken against them because the audio leak demonstrated that Saqib Nisar was part in the agreement to sell the PTI's tickets and that the individual involved in the leaked call (Abuzar) obtained the PTI's ticket.
Saqib Nisar, Ejaz Chaudhry, and Asad Umar allegedly served as mediators and pushed the ECP to take certain actions, including removing Imran Khan as the party's chairman.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|