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

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.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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