Shehbaz Sharif renews calls for parliamentary commission probe into electoral rigging

03:57 PM | 8 Sep, 2018
Shehbaz Sharif renews calls for parliamentary commission probe into electoral rigging
LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif repeated calls for the constitution of a commission to look into the electoral 'rigging' citing Prime Minister Imran Khan's promise in this regard.

'Imran Khan had himself called for a parliamentary commission to investigate the rigging allegations in the last general elections, however, three weeks have passed but no notification has been issued,' Shehbaz told media while addressing a press conference on Saturday.

Branding the incumbent premier, the product of rigging, the PML-N president vowed that the opposition alliance would work for the formation of a commission, hoping that no new 'u-turn' would be taken this time.

He also took aim at the government for jacking up gas prices, saying such rise was not recorded in the history.

'We will not allow the government to met out oppression,' asserted the lawmaker.

He highlighted that the previous government established several energy projects under the banner of CPEC, declaring the multi-billion dollars project a gift from the government of China to Pakistan.

'The electricity prices were slashed due to the projects launched by the previous PML-N government,' claimed the legislator.

The younger Sharif underscored the need for dams to store water, however, hastened to add that there was no need to collect funds from the public as the investors would automatically contribute.

"We spent Rs122 billion for the construction of Basha Dam. There should be no delay in power production through Basha Dam," said the politician.

The PML-N leader claimed that as many as 566 vehicles were put up for auction by the PML-N regime, however, such show off was not displayed at the time.

He challenged that the incumbent govt can conduct a financial audit of Lahore, Multan, Islamabad and Rawalpindi but should not hesitate from auditing the Peshawar Metro Bus project.

The PML-N president also slammed the new government's decision to terminate the laptop scheme.

"Laptops were not given to politicians or the rich but to students who achieved top scores and needed them," he highlighted.

The PML-N leader also flayed the PTI government for not being able to provide a rousing welcome to Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, saying China was Pakistan's all-weather friend and so the reception should have been improved.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee loses ground against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies; Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.

Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 November 2022

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.1 288.15
Euro EUR 312 315
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.75
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77
Australian Dollar AUD 186 187.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759 767
Canadian Dollar CAD 208 210
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.88 42.28
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.38 925.38
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 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 210 212
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 323.37 325.87
Thai Bhat THB 8 8.04

Gold price in Pakistan moves up amid positive global cues; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 28 November 2023

On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.

Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.

Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600


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