Speaker’s ruling case: SC asks for minutes of NSC huddle, adjourns hearing till tomorrow

08:00 PM | 6 Apr, 2022
Speaker’s ruling case: SC asks for minutes of NSC huddle, adjourns hearing till tomorrow
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of the case against the ruling of the National Assembly speaker till Thursday.

A five-member bench of the top court led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umer Atta Bandial conducted the hearing of the case.

During the hearing, CJP Bandial remarked that the court wanted to know about the ‘foreign conspiracy’ against Prime Minister Imran Khan before issuing the decision.

The conspiracy needs to be reviewed by the court that was used to dismiss the motion against the premier, the judge said, ruling that the bench would also look into whether the speaker had the authority to deviate from the agenda of the house.

The top judge asked when did the NSC meeting take place, and added that the court wanted to focus on facts in the case as the ruling was an action by the Speaker.

The court then asked PTI counsel Babar Awan if a constitutional process could be sidelined. Awan then mentioned that PM Khan was told in a briefing that a foreign country was unhappy with him but if the no-confidence motion against him succeeded then everything would be fine.

CJP Bandial then mentioned that the ruling was based on allegations, not findings, and asked if the speaker could issue a ruling without revealing the facts. He added that the court needs to decide on the constitutionality of this particular action.

Justice Bandial also asked about the authority of the speaker. Can NA speaker go beyond Article 95 to give a ruling that’s not part of the agenda, he asked.

The judge also remarked that constitutional orders are of paramount importance to the rules of the National Assembly, saying the constitutional right cannot be disregarded based on NA rules.

The larger bench observed that it wants the lawyers to complete their arguments today so that the proceedings aren't prolonged.

NA Speaker's counsel Naeem Bukhari and the attorney general of Pakistan requested the court to adjourn the case till tomorrow. Later, the bench adjourned the hearing until 9:30 am Thursday.

The development comes days after NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri prorogued the NA session after rejecting the united opposition's no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan, calling it in contrast to Article 5 of the Constitution.


Pakistani rupee recovers against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.

Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 5 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 309 312
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360 363.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.5 78.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.9 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.72 765.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.59 41.99
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.46 36.81
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.11 931.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.97 61.57
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.89 177.89
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.68 26.98
Omani Riyal OMR 740.01 748.01
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.27 78.97
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.45 27.75
Swiss Franc CHF 327.65 330.15
Thai Bhat THB 8.16 8.31

Gold Rates in Pakistan - Check today gold price - 5 December 2023

The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 5 December 2023

On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330. 

Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720


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