Faizabad agreement bars govt from arresting Khadim Rizvi, says Rana Sanaullah

Haider Ali 08:49 AM | 12 May, 2018
Faizabad agreement bars govt from arresting Khadim Rizvi, says Rana Sanaullah
LAHORE - Punjab Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah confirmed on Friday that the government could not arrest Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, because of the Faizabad agreement in which it was outlined that all cases against TLP leaders would be shelved.

The lawmaker affirmed that the government was not backing off, but hastened to add that there was an agreement carrying the signatures of the guarantor and representatives of the government.

The law minister expressed that the government had to abide by the agreement struck in November, last year.

Khadim Rizvi, along with other leaders staged a sit-in at Faizabad area of Islamabad last year, against the controversial amendment regarding the finality of Prophethood in the Election Act 2017.

He has been declared a proclaimed offender by an anti-terrorism court and special teams have also been dispatched to different cities for the arrest.

The Faizabad sit-in, after turning violent following a botched operation, came to an end with an agreement wherein the government succumbed to most of the protesters' demands, including that of the removal of then law minister, Zahid Hamid.

Maj Gen Faiz Hameed of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had signed the agreement as its ‘guarantor’. The Islamabad High Court had also censured the state institutions for brokering the agreement.

Attack On Ahsan Iqbal

Regarding the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and the attacker's association with Tehreek-i-Labbaik, Sanaullah said that security should be ramped up and the mindset giving impetus to such incidents should be corrected instead.

He demanded that the elements involved in creating the mindset, which include 'some elements within the state', be held accountable.

To a query regarding the 'aliens' manoeuvring the politics of Pakistan, Sana said that they have had a limited role to play in every election in the country.

"This time because of media, social media and people's awareness, their role will be limited further,' claimed the minister.

He went a mile more and said that 'aliens' were not managing politics but actually contesting elections, alleging that the lists of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidates to be handed tickets were being created by the same forces.

"You can say that the aliens are working as an election cell," the minister concluded.

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 January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.5 255.5
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

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 197,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100


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