ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday castigated former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar for leading the campaign to get PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif disqualified on ‘false and baseless allegations.
Speaking with media in London, PM Shehbaz said his brother was disqualified under false and baseless allegations, saying a conspiracy was hatched to impose Imran Niazi on the country.
Calling PTI chief an incompetent person, PM Sharif called out his predecessor for severely damaging the economy and the nation, saying Pakistan was put in danger when Nawaz was removed from the premiership.
Shehbaz slammed the former top judge, saying Saqib Nisar misused his power of suo moto in the public interest but all efforts were to make Imran Niazi successful. PM even called Saqib Nisar an agent of Imran Khan, alleging that his sole aim was to sideline Nawaz Sharif and secure a win for Imran.
He continued saying that audio leaks had exposed all the characters of the conspiracy. After fresh audio leaks, there was no doubt of pre-planned conspiracy and collusion to bring the PTI chief to power by any means.
He further mentioned that elections of the National Assembly and provincial assemblies should be held on the same day, ruling out any chance of elections on different dates.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
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.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
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.
|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|