Govt considering moving SC for review of decision on Article 63-A

11:42 AM | 4 Jun, 2023
Govt considering moving SC for review of decision on Article 63-A

ISLAMABAD – The government intends to approach the Supreme Court for a review of its decision regarding the interpretation of Article 63-A of the Constitution.

Previously, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) had already filed a similar petition challenging the order.

However, there are concerns within the government that the current SCBA president, Abid Zuberi, may not vigorously pursue the plea due to his political inclinations being at odds with the ruling coalition, according to an insider.

There is apprehension that Zuberi might withdraw the review petition altogether. In such a scenario, the government will lose the opportunity to present its perspective and persuade the top court to reconsider the decision, the insider added.

The SCBA had filed the review petition on June 23, 2022, through Mansoor Usman Awan, who has now assumed the position of attorney general for Pakistan. However, he cannot argue the matter on behalf of the SCBA when the case is taken up. He can only assist the court if ordered.

Reportedly, the federal government and Zuberi have been at odds since February when an audio conversation featuring the former chief minister Parvez Elahi, purportedly asking Zuberi to influence a certain Supreme Court judge in favor of his ex-aide, was leaked on social media.

Regarding the petition, it should be noted that Article 63-A of the Constitution outlines the process for disqualifying a lawmaker who deviates from the party line during the election of the prime minister or chief minister, vote of confidence or no-confidence, and budget proceedings.

In May 2022, a five-member bench of the Supreme Court, while deciding a presidential reference on the interpretation of the article, ruled that the votes of defecting lawmakers would not be counted.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 30, 2023

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 September 30, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 30, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Saturday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 30 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Karachi PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Islamabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Peshawar PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Quetta PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sialkot PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Attock PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujranwala PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Jehlum PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Multan PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Bahawalpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujrat PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nawabshah PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Chakwal PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Hyderabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nowshehra PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sargodha PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Faisalabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Mirpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450


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