Whoever tried to alter Khatm-e-Nabuwwat clauses should be kicked out from cabinet: Shehbaz Sharif

Dawood Rehman 07:00 PM | 4 Oct, 2017
Whoever tried to alter Khatm-e-Nabuwwat clauses should be kicked out from cabinet: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has asked the former prime minister and his party president, Nawaz Sharif, to “kick out” whoever tried to alter the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (PBUH) 'Finality of Prophethood' clauses in Election Reforms Bill 2017 from cabinet.

Addressing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Workers Convention at Lahore’s Alhamra Hall on Wednesday, the chief minister said his party has no aim to extract Khatm-e Nabuwat clause from Election Act 2017.

His remarks come hours after National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq stated that the ‘constitutional amendment’ was a “clerical error”. Ayaz informed the media that the parliamentary leaders have decided that the original form of the affidavit will be kept intact. “The assembly will make an amendment to this effect on Thursday,” the Speaker added.

Shehbaz Sharif also took to social media to address the issue:

“PMLN's Government has a firm and unwavering belief in the Finality of Prophethood (Khatm e Nabuwwat). The change in the words of declaration form that is part of recently approved election reforms act does not reflect PMLN's point of view. The past of PMLN's leadership including that of PMLN president Nawaz Sharif bears witness to the fact that they have always shown their deepest commitment and most sincere devotion to the belief in the Finality of Prophethood (Khatam e Nabuwwat) The Federal govt should immediately restore the old text of the declaration form through a new enactment.. So that the misunderstanding caused by this abberation could be addressed...” he said on his official Facebook account.

Elections Act 2017 & Khatm-e-Nabuwwat clauses

Following the Election Reforms Bill's ratification on Tuesday, the ruling PML-N re-elected ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif as president of the party .

The bill, ratified by President Mamnoon Hussain, contains a controversial clause that allows politicians disqualified from holding public office to lead political parties.

Since it became an Act, the Bill has been surrounded by controversy in relation to the amendment of the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat clauses.

Parliamentarians pointed out the change in wordings in form- A which has been made into a declaration.

In the new form-A, the words “I solemnly swear” have been replaced with “I believe” and the clause relating to Khatm-e-Nabuwwat has not been made applicable to non-Muslim candidates.

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 28, 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 May 28, 2023 (Sunday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.20
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.58
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 28, 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Sunday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 235,800 PKR 2,490
Karachi PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Islamabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Peshawar PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Quetta PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Sialkot PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Attock PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Gujranwala PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Jehlum PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Multan PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Bahawalpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Gujrat PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Nawabshah PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Chakwal PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Hyderabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Nowshehra PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Sargodha PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Faisalabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Mirpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490


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