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Medical tests find no trace of alcohol in Sharjeel Memon's blood samples

Muhammad Irfan 07:25 PM | 3 Sep, 2018
Medical tests find no trace of alcohol in Sharjeel Memon's blood samples
KARACHI - Medical tests have established that no trace of alcohol was found in the blood sample of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Sharjeel Memon.

Memon’s blood samples were sent to two hospitals to determine whether Memon was drunk or not after two bottles of alleged liquor were found in his room during treatment.

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar made a surprise visit to Memon’s room at Ziauddin Hospital on Saturday and found bottles allegedly containing alcohol.

According to the test's report released by Agha Khan Hospital, the blood samples did not contain traces of plasma alcohol and ethanol. Three other test reports were also found out to be normal, it was learnt.

The report will be forwarded to the apex court.

According to another report, signed by Director of Laboratories and Chemical Examiner to the Government of Sindh Dr Zahid Hasan Ansari, one bottle contains honey while the other contains olive oil.

On Sunday, an investigation team was formed to launch a probe into recover of liquor bottles.

Memon was shifted to Central Prison Karachi after the top judge’s raid.

The CJP, while responding to a question about his visit, said that he went ‘to a sub-jail, not a hospital’.

Note in report states not meant for ‘legal testing’

A note in the medical report of the PPP leader clearly stated that it is not for legal testing and it cannot be used for any other purpose apart from medical reasons.

Due to the note, the report is no longer admissible to the Supreme Court.

Hospital sources said that the report stating the note clearly meant that the test was not done upon court orders.

The hospital sources further said that the test done upon court orders includes a detailed report.

Tests done after 24 hours not reliable, medical experts opine

Medical experts gave their opinion on the matter, saying that traces of Alcohol are hard to be found after 24 hours of consumption.

Medical experts said that the tests done on the blood samples of Sharjeel Memon were of a short-time span.

The experts said that there are better tests present with more accurate results to gauge if a person consumes Alcohol or not.

Muhammad Irfan

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he believes...life is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to ...

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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 February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430

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