LAHORE – Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan-led party will start Election Karao Mulk Bachao campaign across the South Asian country in another bid to pressure the incumbent government to call early polls.
Reports in local media suggest that the PTI leader and populist statesman Imran Khan presided over the party’s meeting in the provincial capital Lahore to chalk out the next strategy for snap elections.
During Lahore’s huddle, the former ruling party decided to kickstart the nationwide campaign for early elections in phases, with the first phase of the campaign launching tomorrow (Wednesday) for the next 10 days.
During the first phase, PTI leaders will hold rallies and public gatherings. The members also exchanged views on the dissolution of the provincial assemblies in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Lately, Fawad Chaudhry, a close aide of Imran Khan, revealed that the political party will dissolve the two provincial assemblies on December 21 if negotiations failed.
The outspoken politician confirmed that the Sharif-led government is in informal contact with PTI, days after Imran Khan softened his stance on talks for the next elections.
Amid these reports, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has also finalised plan to return to his home country to lead the party’s election campaign.
Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Karachi||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Quetta||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Attock||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Multan||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|