Army to be deployed for security, fair elections in AJK: Nisar

07:20 PM | 4 Jul, 2016
Army to be deployed for security, fair elections in AJK: Nisar
ISLAMABAD - Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said the army would be deployed for security and to ensure free and fair elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

"Transparency and fairness of elections in AJK is extremely important in view of sham elections across Line of Control (LoC) and we are trying to ensure fair elections upon which no one can raise finger," he told newsmen after inaugurating NADRA Mega Centre in Islamabad.

Despite other commitments, the Pakistan Army has committed to provide troops for the purpose while Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have also been asked to contribute forces, he said and added that in all 22,000 personnel would be deputed for elections in Azad Kashmir by the 18th or 19th of this month.

Replying to a question, the Minister said Rangers in Karachi had been mandated to tackle terrorism, extortion, kidnapping for ransom and target killings and there had been a significant reduction in these crimes under their presence.

Chaudhry Nisar said there had been great progress in two recent high-profile cases involving Amjad Sabri's killing and the kidnapping of a son of the Chief Justice of Sindh.

Nisar said Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto were the only leaders of political parties who had not yet declared their assets, adding that Zardari had remained in power for five years without declaring his assets.

The Minister said Bilawal should also explain where he had gotten the money to buy three palaces in Dubai and other properties in different countries.

Replying to a question, he said NADRA would formally start sending SMS' to family heads after Eid holidays to confirm their family trees, adding that NADRA had received 200,000 SMS from citizens and 5,000 citizens have pointed out mistakes in NADRA records against their name. Of the total, 950 have been confirmed fake or aliens, he added.

He said under the CNIC re-verification drive, the government has announced that any foreigner/refugee who voluntarily returned their illegally obtained CNICs within two months would be awarded refugee status and in case the fake card holder was traced during drive he/she would be deported or sent to jail.

Regarding Afghan refugees, he said this is a quite serious matter and soon a national policy would be conceived to regulate their stay in Pakistan.

Successive governments had borne the burden of hundreds of thousands of refugees in Pakistan but now the time had come to prepare a comprehensive national policy on the matter, he added.

Nisar said a meeting had been planned on return of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif which would decide whether and how Afghan refugees would stay in Pakistan.



Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

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.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
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 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

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.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
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


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