ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly has passed a resolution condemning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan's remarks against Pakistan Army.
Reports in local media said Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Javed Abbasi tabled the resolution in the lower house of the parliament.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, while addressing the NA session, blasted at the former premier for controversial speeches against the state institutions. He termed Imran’s speech a ‘grand conspiracy against Pakistan’ and its institutions.
Statements of PTI chief could cause anarchy in Pakistan, Sharif said while pointing out Khan’s recent speech in Abbottabad.
Taking a jibe at Imran Khan, Sharif said the former premier, being a ‘favorite’, was treated like a baby for three and a half years, adding that the key institution has never supported any of the previous premiers the way it did Imran Niazi.
Lamenting PTI's performance, Sharif said it is unfortunate that despite all support he didn’t learn, perform or deliver to the nation. He also mentioned that “If we would have got even one-third of the support that Imran Khan got, we could have elevated Pakistan like a jet in the air.
The kind of language PTI chairman used in the latest gathering could spark the devastation, he cautioned.
The development comes as the PTI chairman in his latest public rally in Abbottabad, said ‘only animals were neutral’ which many referred to military leadership which did not interfere during the no-trust move against the ousted PM.
The recent backlash comes on the heels of the military’s media wing’s statement warning politicians, journalists, and analysts against dragging armed forces and its leadership in the country’s political affairs, saying that the practice is ‘extremely damaging’.
Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.76|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Karachi||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Quetta||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Attock||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Multan||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|