MQM-P demands fresh census in Karachi

Haider Ali 09:52 AM | 6 Nov, 2017
MQM-P demands fresh census in Karachi

KARACHI - The Pakistan faction of Muttahida Qaumi Movement has demanded a fresh census in the metropolis while rejecting the provisional results of the sixth population census that according to them 'missed' 15 million people .

The demand was made by the MQM-P chief Farooq Sattar at a mammoth rally held at the Liaquatabad flyover staged to protest over the census results that gauged the population of Karachi to be 14.91 million.

The demonstrators were carrying tricolor party flags bearing ‘MQM-Pakistan’ and shouting slogans against the census results giving a boost to the embattled party leadership.

Basking in the warmth of people who flocked to the spot in droves, Dr Sattar expressed that MQM was still a force to reckon with clarifying that its popular support must be accepted and acknowledged.

He claimed that the actual number of people of Karachi was not reflected in the census results while taking a jibe that the authorities counted only women in Karachi.

The MQM-P chief equated the census results with pre-poll rigging terming the results 'unjust'.

The legislator said that if this census results was accepted then the people of urban areas of Sindh would not get their due share of water, employment and other resources.

'It was not only the issue of Mohajirs but it was the collective issue of every Karachiite irrespective of their ethnic origin' he observed.

In a veiled reference to those who switching loyalties, Sattar claimed that if the MQM-P was given due space all those who left the party would rejoin it.

Speaking on the occasion, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar said that the party would never change its name.

“Our workers have sacrificed their lives for this name.” he asserted.

Meanwhile, MQM leader Faisal Subzwari affirmed that the party’s event was not in favour or against any group or party but for the sake of the people of Karachi.

Apart from asking the authorities to conduct the census afresh, the participants demanded that the over 150 “missing” persons be recovered immediately.

The gathering also called upon he relevant quarters to provide MQM-P political freedom and return its sealed office.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 29, 2023

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 May 29, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.21
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.20
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 29 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.   

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Karachi PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Islamabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Peshawar PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Quetta PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sialkot PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Attock PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujranwala PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Jehlum PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Multan PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Bahawalpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujrat PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nawabshah PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Chakwal PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Hyderabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nowshehra PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sargodha PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Faisalabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Mirpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505


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