ISLAMABAD – The dead body of Pakistan’s former military ruler and President General (r) Pervez Musharraf was brought back to his homeland on Monday, a day after the 79-yearold passed away after prolonged illness.
All Pakistan Muslim League activists, politicians and armed forces offered their condolences, and expressed grief at his passing.
Reports in local media claimed that Musharraf’s body was brought back to the South Asian country via a special jet that landed at Nur Khan Airbase. The country’s most recent military ruler will be buried in the army graveyard in garrison city of Rawalpindi.
Earlier, his family approached Pakistan consulate in UAE to shift his body back to Pakistan, and Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai has issued a no-objection certificate.
The former President succumbed to his illness early Sunday in UAE, where he stayed for the last six years.
Musharraf’s legacy has largely been marred by his extreme moves; he however has received praise for some of his noble work. The former ruler seized power in a bloodless coup in 1999 after ousting then-premier Nawaz Sharif who attempted to dismiss him as top general.
He later declared himself president and went on to rule the fifth most populous country until he stepped down to avoid impeachment by the new parliament in 2007.
In 2019, a Pakistani court sentenced him for treason over his 2007 imposition of emergency rule. The ruling was however overturned by a court in the long-running case.
The former dictator had been living in the Emirates since then as he was allowed to travel on medical grounds while being tried on treason charges.
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 March 22, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||344.5||348|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.9||36.25|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.66||178.66|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,400 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,500.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Karachi||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Quetta||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Attock||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Multan||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,400||PKR 2,375|
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