ISLAMABAD – A group of government employees is staging a protest outside the Parliament House, demanding increase in salaries in proportion to inflation in the country.
The protest comes as Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is set to present the federal budget in the National Assembly for fiscal year 2023-24. The government is expected to increase the salaries of its employees by 20 percent.
The capital police have blocked the road leading to the Parliament House while a leader of the government employees was detained briefly.
In a tweet, the Islamabad police said due to protest, diversions placed for both sides of traffic at Malpur stop of Murree Road. “Alternatively, traffic is diverted from Kashmir Chowk to Korang Road via Park Road,” the police said.
Islamabad Police Traffic Alert !— Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) June 9, 2023
Due to protest, diversions placed for both sides of traffic at Malpur stop of Murree Road.
Alternatively, traffic is diverted from Kashmir Chowk to Korang Road via Park Road.#ICTP #ITP
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addressed the federal cabinet ahead of the budget. He assured that the government would try to give maximum relief to the employees keeping in view the inflation in the country.
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 September 30, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||353.3||357|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||37.93||38.28|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.58||176.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,800 on Sunday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 173,870.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Karachi||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Quetta||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Attock||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Multan||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,800||PKR 2,420|