Has Ch Sarwar replaced Shah Mehmood Qureshi in PTI?

Ali Zain 04:38 PM | 7 Oct, 2015
Has Ch Sarwar replaced Shah Mehmood Qureshi in PTI?
LAHORE (Staff Report) - It seems Chaudhry Sarwar - the former Punjab governor who left the ruling party to join PTI in February this year - has stolen the limelight from PTI deputy chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

While Mr Sarwar is campaigning door-to-door for the highly-publicised NA-122 by-poll, the absence of Mr Qureshi hasn't gone unnoticed.

Shah Mehmmod Qureshi, who holds prime importance in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf second to party chief Imran Khan, even missed the October 4 rally in Lahore where PTI showed political muscles as part of electioneering in NA-122.

Sources claim Mr Qureshi has been facing bad times in party after being sidelined by the chairman, Imran Khan, just like Javed Hashmi, who eventually quit the party during last year's sit-ins at D-Chowk.

Shah Mehmood was also unhappy on the addition of Ch Sarwar in PTI, the sources told Daily Pakistan. He was reported to be highly concerned when Imran Khan appointed the former governor as the Organiser of party's Punjab chapter. Qureshi had categorically opposed the appointment of Sarwar at any key post in the party.

Another source believed the role of Qureshi has been confined to the matters related to southern Punjab only, while Chaudhry Sarwar oversees the party matters in central Punjab.

In a recent interview, PTI chairman Imran Khan also confirmed that his party has divided the electoral campaign for upcoming Local Bodies elections in different parts of the country. Shah Mehmood has been tasked to lead electioneering in southern Punjab and interior Sindh.

Mr Qureshi has been a prominent political figure of Pakistan during last decades. He served as Foreign minister during the last PPP government led by Yousuf Raza Gilani. Qureshi was also the candidate of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to run for Prime Minister's office in 2002.

Ali Zain
Ali Zain

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers ...


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 21, 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 March 21, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.15 286.15
Euro EUR 298.5 301.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 340.5 344
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.54 757.54
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.5 209.5
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.9 36.25
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.88 925.88
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.6
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 732.14 740.14
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.42 78.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.5 209.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.25 307.78
Thai Bhat THB 8.26 8.41

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 21 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,500.  

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 190,849.  

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 204,700 PKR 2,390
Karachi PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Islamabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Peshawar PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Quetta PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Sialkot PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Attock PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Gujranwala PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Jehlum PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Multan PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Bahawalpur PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Gujrat PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Nawabshah PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Chakwal PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Hyderabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Nowshehra PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Sargodha PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Faisalabad PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390
Mirpur PKR 204,700 PKR 2,390


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