'Big fish' behind cases against me, says Dr Asim

Ali Zain 01:14 PM | 4 Jul, 2016
'Big fish' behind cases against me, says Dr Asim
KARACHI - Former Petroleum Minister Dr Asim Hussain, who is under detention for corruption, alleged on Sunday that some "big fish" were behind the baseless cases registered against him.

Talking to newsmen outside the Karachi Anti-Corruption Court, Hussain said: "Big fish are behind the false and baseless cases against me and these fish apparently belong to the time of Prophet Younis (AS)," when asked who was behind the cases against him.

When asked why he was not being allowed to celebrate Eid with his family, Dr. Asim said: "This question should be placed before those who have filed cases against me."

Earlier, the doctor's legal counsel filed a petition in the court seeking permission for his client's neural surgery at Karachi's Jinnah Hospital. The court has yet to decide on the request.

The senior PPP leader has been indicted in a corruption case of Rs. 462 billion along with five others.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) alleged that Hussain abused his position while he was working as petroleum minister to grant tenders to his favored bidders, which caused serious harm to the public exchequer.

He was also charged for misinforming the Council of Common Interests (CCI) on matters related to natural gas. He was also allegedly involved in creating an artificial shortage of natural gas during the PPP government.

Dr Asim Hussain also used unfair means to obtain land from Karachi Development Authority for the Ziaduddin Trust Hospital in Karachi, NAB officials alleged in the charge-sheet submitted against him.

Ali Zain
Ali Zain

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers ...


USD to PKR: Rupee remains under pressure against dollar in interbank

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee continues to face blows against the US dollar in the inter-bank market as the deadlock between Islamabad and IMF continues.

During the intraday trading on Tuesday, the local currency dropped against the US dollar, moving down nearly 0.06 percent. Before noon, PKR was being traded at 286.37, with a decline of Rs0.18.

Earlier this week, the embattled rupee faced a setback and it was closed at 286.19 against the greenback in the inter-bank.

The rupee continues to face back-to-back blows amid deadlock between the Pakistani government and the multilateral lender.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. 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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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