PML-N's minority lawmaker Ramesh Kumar formally joins PTI

Usman Arshad 04:10 PM | 7 Apr, 2018
PML-N's minority lawmaker Ramesh Kumar formally joins PTI
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has given another jolt to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz' ranks as Ramesh Kumar of ruling party has joined PTI, a formal announcement for the move was announced on Saturday

The disgruntled lawmaker called on PTI chief Imran Khan, who visited Kumar's house in Islamabad for a formal invitation in this regard.

Addressing a press conference after joining Imran Khan-led party, Ramesh Kumar thanked Imran Khan and expressed that he advocated the cause of human rights.

He continued that he had opined his dissenting opinion inside the party and when it became impossible, he wrote columns in leading newspapers as well.

'I respect politicians like CH Nisar' said the minority lawmaker and claimed that many more leaders were set to join PTI in coming days.

Moreover, PTI supremo Imran Khan welcomed Kumar in his party and asserted that even the founder of Pakistan, Quaid e Azam also raised his voice for the rights of minorities.

'Every individual is equal in Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam' affirmed the cricketer-turned-politician, who visibly looked happy over Kumar's inclusion.

Earlier, on Friday while talking to ARY news, the aggrieved legislator said that his party was unable to address the issues of minorities and he has informed the PML-N's leadership about his decision.

Ramesh Kumar was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) on a seat reserved for minorities in the general election, 2013.

He made headlines in 2014 when a video showing him being thrown out of the plane went viral on the social media. He was accompanied by Pakistan Peoples Party leader Rehman Malik at the time.

The incident took place on September 15, 2014 when a citizen Arjumand, turned away the two MNAs from the plane for keeping the passengers waiting. After a hiatus of nearly eight months, an FIR was lodged on April 7 against him for rioting and tendering threats.

Let it be known that many other dissatisfied members of Shehbaz Sharif-led PML-N recently joined Imran's camp, with the most noticeable one MNA Raza Hayat Hiraj.


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 February 03, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 272.25 273.25
Euro EUR 297.32 297.65
UK Pound Sterling GBP 333.31 333.61
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 212,900 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420


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