Waqar Zaka to preside over National Assembly sessions

Zeeshan Iftakhar 02:39 PM | 11 Mar, 2017
Waqar Zaka to preside over National Assembly sessions
After a series of altercations taking place in federal and provincial parliaments in recent times, it has been revealed that Waqar Zaka will now preside over National Assembly proceedings.

There is consensus on the matter of Zaka being the only one able to ensure order and decorum. Another option for this role was said to be Osman Khalid Butt, who was turned down on account of the intimidation caused by his appearance as the Pakistani Edward Cullen.

Furthermore, Butt is not renowned for his skills in dispute resolution (but then again, neither is Zaka) and will most likely respond to a fight between a PTI member and PML-N member in the following fashion:

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One way of accomplishing such order is an oath that each parliamentarian will be required to take before a session being “I am responsible for all my actions and all the reactions of these actions”. Moreover, attendance will be called via ‘Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding’, from which Zaka can allegedly ascertain which parliamentarian has the most ‘Dum’.

While complete order may still elude the national assembly, it is clear that any and all fights will take place at the ‘3 Talwar’ monument in Karachi (which Zaka clearly feels is the best place to confront someone).

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This step to temporarily relieve Ayaz Sadiq as Speaker is also seen as a bid to make parliamentary sessions more interesting so more parliamentarians actually show up. However, as any headmaster that has hired a more entertaining teacher to stop students from bunking will tell you that this is a plot doomed from the start.

When approached to elaborate on his new role as part of the heart of the Pakistani democracy, Waqar Zaka simply asked: “Boss Maine Aap Ko Bola Kya Hai?”

Zeeshan Iftakhar
Zeeshan Iftakhar

Zeeshan Iftakhar is a student of Law at LUMS and a keen admirer of qeemay walay naan.


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 January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

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 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220


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