ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif has dismissed the name of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed for caretaker Prime Minister.
In a letter written to President Alvi on Wednesday, the PML-N leader maintained that the procedure to appoint an interim PM or government is ‘unconstitutional’ saying the NA speaker’s ruling on the no-confidence motion is already challenged in Supreme Court.
Sharif maintained that process of appointment of caretaker Prime Minister started by you in a hurried manner is simply to defeat the process of law and constitution without waiting for the decision in sou motu case.
Opposition parties also filed petitions challenging rejection of no-confidence resolution against PM, he said.
#Pakistan Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif wrote a letter to the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi and rejected the name of caretaker Prime Minister Justice Gulzar Ahmed proposed by Prime Minister Imran Khan. pic.twitter.com/WaPsCpblhU— Ghulam Abbas Shah (@ghulamabbasshah) April 6, 2022
Sharif continued saying that start of this process is not acceptable as it violates the law and Constitution and is subjudice.
On Sunday, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri dismissed the no-trust motion and later President Dr Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on advice of PM Imran. President then wrote a letter to the premier and Shehbaz Sharif to propose names of suitable persons for appointment as caretaker premier under Article 224-A(1 )of the Constitution.
The outgoing premier Imran Khan proposed name of Justice (r) Gulzar Ahmed for the post of caretaker PM while Justice Gulzar said that he has not received any offer to become caretaker prime minister from official channels, saying if such a proposition is presented to him he will consider it.
The former top judge said he has not made a final decision but if he gets the responsibility he will have to shoulder it.
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|