CJP Nisar announces to review May 12 violence case

Haider Ali 11:08 AM | 12 May, 2018
CJP Nisar announces to review May 12 violence case
KARACHI - The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, sought the details of investigations into the May 12th Karachi violence, announcing that he would review the matter.

The top judge arrived at the Karachi registry of Supreme Court on Saturday where fateha (prayers) was offered for the victims of the violence, unleashed 11 years ago. Moreover, the chief justice also ordered for a Qurankhawani to be held for the departed souls.

Meanwhile, Barrister Faisal Siddiqi, appeared before the court where the top judge asked whether the case has been investigated or not.

To this, Siddiqi replied that the case was currently being heard at the Sindh High Court.

Please tell me the case number and we will review it, the Chief Justice remarked and sought the case file.

The May 12th violence is among the most haunting incidents, the city of lights, is witness to.

At least 50 people were killed while over 140 were left injured after a major portion of Shahrah-e-Faisal turned into a battlefield as deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan, Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, landed in the megapolis.

The former top judge had remained confined to the lounge of the airport throughout the day; he returned to Islamabad without addressing a lawyers’ convention.

A petition languishing in the provincial high court was filed by Syed Muhammad Iqbal Kazmi who had withdrawn the case in the case of rising threats to his life.

The suo motu proceedings clubbed with a constitutional petition, filed by Kazmi, sought an inquiry into the violence that is one of the most violent episodes of the country’s history.

Every year, the legal fraternity observes May 12 as a ‘Black Day’, with demands to thoroughly probe the carnage and try those responsible.

Kamran Farooq's Confession

Although the Muttahida Quami Movement has been accused of orchestrating the violence, the perception was bolstered after Kamran Farooq, a member of the Sindh Assembly confessed that MQM was involved in May 12th violence.

Farooq revealed that a meeting at the headquarter of the party was held days before the massacre where a decision was made to bar the lawyers from reaching the airport, in the presence of Farooq Sattar and others.

He testified that he along with his armed accomplices blocked many thoroughfares on May 12 and resorted to firing leaving many wounded.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


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 02, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.1 271.6
Euro EUR 298.27 298.87
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335.5 336.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs207,100 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

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 207,100 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420


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