LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who was put in detention following the May 9 protests.
The Rawalpindi bench of the high court issued the verdict, declaring a notification issued by the city’s deputy commissioner for PTI stalwart’s detention under 3 MPO. It also stopped the authorities from arresting the former foreign minister under this section.
Mr Qureshi’s lawyer Taimoor Malik and his daughter Gohar Bano Qureshi appeared before the court to submit arguments against his detention.
On May 23, the vice-chairman of PTI was re-arrested soon after being released from the Adiala Jail. The PTI on its Twitter handle said Qureshi was arrested after he refused to leave the party.
Qureshi was among the top PTI leaders arrested from Islamabad within 24 hours of the violent protests that had erupted on May 9 following the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
He was taken into custody in the early hours of May 11 after the police raided Gilgit-Baltistan House in Islamabad under Section 3 (3MPO).
Last week, the party's top deserters visited Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Adiala jail in an effort to persuade him to change his loyalty, according to reports.
Qureshi was met in prison by a group of PTI defectors, including party heavyweights Fawad Chaudhry, Imran Ismail, Mahmood Moulvi, and Aamir Kiani, who attempted to persuade him to break up with the Imran Khan.
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 September 29, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||353.3||357|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||37.93||38.28|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.58||176.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Friday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
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 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Karachi||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Quetta||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Attock||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Multan||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,465|