Mustafa Kamal, Farooq Sattar return to MQM-P in much-hyped merger ahead of LG polls

07:44 PM | 12 Jan, 2023
Mustafa Kamal, Farooq Sattar return to MQM-P in much-hyped merger ahead of LG polls
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KARACHI – The Mutahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Thursday achieved its full strength after a long time as estranged leaders Mustafa Kamal and Dr Farooq Sattar — who had formed their separate parties — joined it in a much-hyped merged ahead of local government elections in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions.

Kamal had established the Pak Sarzameen Party while Sattar formed the MQM-P Bahali Committee after developing differences with the MQM-P leaders.

Both leaders announced the merger of their factions into the main party and work under the leadership of MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui at a press conference.

Siddiqui opened the presser by stating that worsening situation in urban areas of Sindh required all people to join hands and work together for the development.

All the three top leaders announced that they would not allow the holding of the upcoming LG polls in the urban cities until their reservations regarding delimitations and voters lists are not addressed.

Addressing the press conference, Kamal termed the unification of the MQM-P factions a historic day, adding that from now on decisions would be taken for the development of people.

He also lashed out the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), stating: “We did not remove the label of RAW [Indian spy agency] from Karachi so that [PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali] Zardari can impose himself on it”.

He lamented that people of Karachi and Hyderabad were facing unemployment and shortage of basic facilities like the absence of clean drinking water, electricity and others but Zardari wanted to make his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari prime minister of the country.

For his part, Farooq Sattar hoped that the MQM-P would emerge as a reformed party from today and would work for the people of Karachi jointly.

He also said how the LG elections could be held in Karachi when MQM-P would be staging sit-in on the Shahrah-e-Faisal, one of the main boulevards in the metropolitan. 


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 February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 278.9 282.15
Euro EUR 296.66 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,200 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,360.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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 202,200 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350


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