Hamza Shehbaz ‘elected as Punjab CM’ with 199 votes in opposition symbolic session
LAHORE – Rangers have been called in the provincial capital Lahore as the PTI alliance and the opposition members are on a path of clash over the election of the new Punjab Chief Minister.
Reports in local media said the political situation in the country’s most populous region turned eventful when the deputy speaker reviewed his earlier order of delaying the Assembly’s session for 10 days and announced it would take place as per the previous schedule.
Amid the threat of violence, Rangers have been called for two weeks to deter any eventuality. Punjab government issued a notification which cited that Rangers personnel will be deployed for security in the provincial capital for 15 days.
The notification also warned, saying anyone found playing havoc with the city’s peace would be taken into custody. People creating law and order situation could be held under 16 Section of Maintenance of Public Order, it reads.
Amid confusion over a Punjab Assembly session to elect the new chief minister, joint opposition parties called a mock session at a private hotel and elected PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz as the new ‘chief minister’ of the province.
حمزہ شہبازشریف 199 ووٹ لیکر وزیراعلٰی پنجاب منتخب pic.twitter.com/tgzIEKWeh2— PMLN (@pmln_org) April 6, 2022
Daughter of deposed PM and party Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif also attended the session to express solidarity with her cousin Hamza and other provincial lawmakers supporting him on the chief minister’s vote.
The recent development comes hours after the provincial assembly received two no-trust motions against Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi while PTI also submitted another no-confidence against its own Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari.
Pakistani rupee continues to show resistance against US dollar in the open market on Monday amid positive economic indicators.
On first working day of the week, the US dollar in open market stands at 284 for buying and 287.15 for selling.
Euro price moves up to 310.71 for buying and 311.31 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 357.55 for buying, and 358.2 for selling after marginal increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 77.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed slight fall and new price stands at 75.94.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||357.55||358.2|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.52||36.62|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||170.9||172.9|
KARACHI – Gold rates in Pakistan continue to climb higher on Monday amid surge in global trend.
On Monday, the price of 24-karat gold stands at Rs215,500 per tola, and 10 gram costs Rs184,750 per tola.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs198,550, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189, 525 and 18k gold rate stands at Rs162,450.00 for 1 tola.
In the international market, the price of bullion hovers around $2010 per ounce with incrrease of around $8.
|Lahore||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|