Poet Ahmed Faraz’s family to get new medals as police fail to recover stolen ones

Haider Ali 10:48 AM | 9 May, 2017
Poet Ahmed Faraz’s family to get new medals as police fail to recover stolen ones
ISLAMABAD - The federal government is likely to provide new medals to the family of late poet Ahmed Faraz as the police failed to recover the two medals that were taken away by robbers two years ago.

The Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics, which met under the chairmanship of Senator Rehman Malik, discussed the robbery incident of 2015 during which the robbers took away Nishan-i-Imtiaz and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz which were conferred on the late poet.

The discussion of the robbery at the house of the late poet’s son started when during a briefing SSP (operations) Sajid Kayani flaunted the performance of police that within 24 hours the police arrested culprits involved in snatching the purse of a Canadian senator in Sector F-6 recently.

At this, committee member Syed Shibli Faraz said the committee was not impressed by the performance of the police which failed to recover the medals bestowed upon his father.

“I have been trying for the last two years for the recovery of the two medals conferred on my late father Ahmed Faraz but to no avail,” he said.

Senate body stated that the culprit who looted Nishan-i-Imtiaz and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz from house of poet’s son at sector G-6 had fled to Afghanistan. The SSP confirmed that the police had arrested some criminals involved in the robbery case who were now in jail but the main culprit fled to Afghanistan.

He then requested the committee to recommend to the government for the issuance of new medals to the family of the poet.

The committee chairman Rehman Malik said he had already taken up the matter with the federal government and soon the family would get new medals.

“The medals are ready and in a next few days will be handed over to our colleague (Senator Shibli Faraz),” Mr Malik said, adding the police should also contact the Afghan authorities to get custody of the accused.

Later, speaking to Dawn, Senator Shibli Faraz said it would be okay if new medals were issued.

“Let’s see whether new medals are given to us or not because I have been hearing this for over a year,” he added.


Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 30, 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 30, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348 351.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77 77.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.3
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 30 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Thursday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.   

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 190,880.

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 207,700 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470


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